Julia Sergiyivna Glushko (or Yulia, Hebrew: יוליה גלושקו; born January 1, 1990) is an Israeli professional tennis player. She has won eight singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 23 June 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 79. On 4 November 2013, she peaked at world number 109 in the doubles rankings.
Glushko at the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup
|Full name||Julia Sergiyivna Glushko|
|Born||1 January 1990|
Artemivsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 928,601|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 79 (23 June 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 124 (8 October 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2013)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 109 (4 November 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 299 (8 October 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 6 February 2017.|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Glushko was born in Artemivsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, and is of Jewish descent. She started playing tennis at the age of 4. Her parents are tennis instructors. Glushko and her family moved to Israel from Ukraine when she was 9 years old. She lives in Modi'in, Israel.
Glushko won four junior titles. The first three were the 2006 Saadia Rees (Grade 4), the 2007 Argentina Cup (Grade 2), and the 2007 Uruguay Bowl (Grade 2).
Glushko made her professional debut in March 2004 at the ITF challenger event in Ramat HaSharon. She beat Diana Voskoboynik (Israel) in the first round of qualifying before losing to Yakaterina Burduli.
In 2008, she won three ITF titles in doubles competitions with different partners. She celebrated her maiden title at Albufeira, Portugal alongside Marina Melnikova in February, beating Martina Babáková and Elena Chalova in the final; followed by the victory at Porto Rafti, Greece, with Dominice Ripoll in March, and a third tournament win in May at Ra'anana, where Glushko teamed up with Manana Shapakidze.
In January 2011, she played her first Grand Slam qualifying, reaching the second round after losing to Nuria Llagostera Vives.
Glushko beat Shahar Pe'er in the women's final of the 2011 Israel National Championships.
In May 2013, Glushko played her second Grand Slam, the French Open, after she defeated Anastasia Rodionova from Australia in the qualifying competition. Again, she lost in the first round, this time to María Teresa Torró Flor.
In August 2013, Glushko played in Rogers Cup qualifying and defeated Christina McHale in the first round. In the second round of qualifying she defeated Gabriela Dabrowski in straight sets and entered her first Premier tournament. She played at the US Open and after qualifying to the main draw, beat Nadia Petrova. In the second round she defeated Sachia Vickery, but lost to Daniela Hantuchová in round three.
In May 2014, she lost in the first round of Nürnberger to Caroline Garcia 4–6, 7–5, 5–7 after qualifying to the main draw. She played at the French Open and beat Donna Vekić in the first tound 7–5, 2–6, 6–4. In the second round she defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6–4, 3–6, 6–4. However, her run came to an end when she was heavily beaten by Sara Errani, winning only 1 game.
Glushko made her Fed Cup debut with the Israeli team on 22 April 2007, in Kamloops, Canada. She lost in straight sets to Marie-Ève Pelletier after Israel had already clinched the match 3–2. In July she played Melanie Klaffner in another dead rubber, with Israel defeating Austria 4–1.
At the 2011 Fed Cup held in Eilat, Glushko won three out of her four singles rubbers – against Anne Kremer of Luxembourg, Magda Linette of Poland and Elitsa Kostova of Bulgaria. She lost to Monica Niculescu of Romania. Glushko also won two out of three doubles matches together with Shahar Pe'er – against Luxembourg and Romania. They lost to Poland.
At the 2012 Fed Cup held in Eilat, she won one out of her three singles rubbers and she won one out of her two doubles games with Shahar Pe'er. She defeated Maria João Koehler and lost to Bibiane Schoofs and Anne Keothavong. In doubles they lost to Maria João Koehler and Michelle Larcher de Brito from Portugal, but defeated Bibiane Schoofs and Michaëlla Krajicek from the Netherlands.
WTA 125 Series FinalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2015||Dalian Open, China||125K||Hard||Zheng Saisai||6–2, 1–6, 5–7|
Doubles: 2 (2 runners–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2012||Mumbai Open, India||125K||Hard||Noppawan Lertcheewakarn|| Nina Bratchikova
|0–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Loss||0–2||Apr 2017||Zhengzhou Open, China||125K||Hard||Jacqueline Cako|| Han Xinyun
|Winner||1.||11 November 2007||Mallorca, Spain||Clay||Diana Buzean||6–0, 6–0|
|Winner||2.||30 May 2010||Ra'anana, Israel||Hard||Keren Shlomo||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||24 October 2010||Akko, Israel||Hard||Julia Kimmelmann||6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||7 November 2010||Kalgoorlie, Australia||Hard||Isabella Holland||6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||5.||28 November 2010||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Sacha Jones||2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||1.||15 July 2012||Waterloo, Canada||Clay||Sharon Fichman||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||6.||29 July 2012||Lexington, United States||Hard||Johanna Konta||6–3, 6–0|
|Winner||7.||24 March 2013||Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, United States||Clay||Patricia Mayr-Achleitner||2–6, 6–0, 6–4|
|Winner||8.||7 July 2013||Waterloo, Canada||Clay||Gabriela Dabrowski||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||9.||2 June 2018||Hua Hin, Thailand||Hard||Alexandra Bozovic||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||9 June 2018||Hua Hin, Thailand||Hard||Victoria Rodríguez||4-6, 1-6|
|Winner||10.||16 June 2018||Singapore||Hard||Risa Ozaki||1–6, 6–1, 6-4|
|Runner-up||3.||14 July 2018||Winnipeg, Canada||Hard||Rebecca Marino||6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||11.||29 July 2018||Granby, Canada||Hard||Arina Rodionova||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||4.||16 June 2019||Akko, Israel||Hard||Susan Bandecchi||4-6, 2-6|
|Runner-up||1.||11 November 2007||Mallorca, Spain||Clay||Charlene Vanneste|| Marina Melnikova
|Runner-up||2.||24 November 2007||Ramat HaSharon, Israel||Hard||Keren Shlomo|| Iryna Kurianovic
|Winner||1.||17 February 2008||Albufeira, Portugal||Hard||Marina Melnikova|| Martina Babáková
|6–3, 0–6, [11–9]|
|Winner||2.||23 March 2008||Porto Rafti, Greece||Hard||Dominice Ripoll|| Nicole Clerico
|1–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||24 May 2008||Ra'anana, Israel||Hard||Manana Shapakidze|| Chen Astrogo
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]|
|Runner-up||3.||14 September 2008||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Clay||Çağla Büyükakçay|| Alberta Brianti
|Winner||4.||29 May 2010||Ra'anana, Israel||Hard||Keren Shlomo|| Efrat Mishor
|3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–3]|
|Runner-up||4.||26 June 2010||Kristinehamn, Sweden||Clay||Pemra Özgen|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|Winner||5.||18 July 2010||Atlanta, United States||Hard||Kristy Frilling|| Irina Falconi
|6–2, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||6.||23 October 2010||Akko, Israel||Hard||Janina Toljan|| Gally De Wael
|Runner-up||5.||29 October 2011||Netanya, Israel||Hard||Nicole Clerico|| Çağla Büyükakçay
|Runner-up||6.||29 April 2012||Charlottesville, United States||Clay||Elena Bovina|| Maria Sanchez
|Runner-up||7.||18 May 2012||Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Naomi Broady|| Vesna Dolonc
|Runner-up||8.||29 July 2012||Lexington, United States||Hard||Olivia Rogowska|| Shuko Aoyama
|7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]|
|Winner||7.||5 August 2012||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Olivia Rogowska|| Jacqueline Cako
|6–4, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||8.||18 May 2013||Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Paula Ormaechea|| Stéphanie Dubois
|Runner-up||9.||15 June 2013||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Erika Sema|| Julie Coin
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
|Runner-up||10.||27 July 2013||Lexington, United States||Hard||Chanel Simmonds|| Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
|Runner-up||11.||4 May 2014||Wiesbaden, Germany||Clay||Mandy Minella|| Viktorija Golubic
|Runner-up||12.||12 April 2015||Medellín, Colombia||Clay||Mariana Duque|| Lourdes Domínguez Lino
|5–7, 6–4, [5–10]|
|Winner||9.||15 May 2015||Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Mariana Duque|| Beatriz Haddad Maia
|1–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||13.||7 November 2015||Waco, United States||Hard||Rebecca Peterson|| Vania King
|Winner||10.||15 November 2015||Scottsdale, United States||Hard||Rebecca Peterson|| Viktorija Golubic
|4–6, 7–5, [10–6]|
|Winner||11.||8 May 2016||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Jessica Pegula
|Runner-up||14.||6 August 2016||Granby, Canada||Hard||Olga Govortsova|| Jamie Loeb
|Runner-up||15.||1 October 2016||Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Liu Fangzhou|| Naiktha Bains
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [3–10]|
|Winner||12.||1 April 2017||Mornington, Australia||Clay||Barbora Krejčíková|| Jessica Moore
|6–4, 2–6, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||16.||6 May 2017||Gifu, Japan||Hard||Katy Dunne|| Eri Hozumi
|Winner||13.||3 June 2017||Grado, Italy||Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Tereza Mrdeža
|Winner||14.||10 June 2017||Brescia, Italy||Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Montserrat González
|2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||17.||16 June 2017||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Montserrat González
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
|Runner-up||18.||14 July 2018||Winnipeg, Canada||Hard||Sanaz Marand|| Akiko Omae
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
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- "Brengle raises Jewish tennis presence" - Jerusalem Post
- Abramowitz Shaviv, Miriam (6 September 2006). "Arrivals: From the Ukraine to Wingate". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- Julia Glushko Profile | Players | 2016 US Open Official Site - A USTA Event
- http://itfjuniors.lawntennisnews.com/content/view/278/2/ Archived 1 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Sinai, Allon (25 December 2010). "Weintraub, Pe'er take national championships". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011.