Julia Glushko (Hebrew: יוליה גלושקו; born 1 January 1990) is an Israeli retired tennis player.
Glushko, 2019 at Wimbledon
|Full name||Julia Glushko|
|Born||1 January 1990|
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||388–320 (54.8%)|
|Career titles||11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 79 (23 June 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2013)|
|Career record||182–165 (52.4%)|
|Career titles||14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 109 (4 November 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Fed Cup/BJK Cup||29–29|
She won 11 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Her best results at a Grand Slam tournament is reaching the third round of the US Open in 2013, and the French Open in 2014 in singles. In September 2015, she reached the final of the WTA Challenger event in Dalian where she was defeated by Zheng Saisai.
On 23 June 2014, Glushko reached her best singles ranking of world No. 79. On 4 November 2013, she peaked at No. 109 in the doubles rankings. She won the 2011 Israeli National Women's Singles Championship. Playing for Israel in the Fed Cup, she has a win/loss record of 29-29.
Early and personal lifeEdit
Glushko was born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, and is of Jewish descent. She started playing tennis at the age of four. Her parents, Sergio and Olga, are tennis instructors. Glushko and her family moved to Israel from Ukraine when she was nine years old, initially living in the Katamon neighborhood in Jerusalem for three years, and then in Ramat HaSharon. She then trained at the Wingate Institute. She served in the Israel Defense Forces for over two years. She lives in Modi'in, Israel, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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).
In March 2007, she won the Grade-1 Asunción Bowl junior girls tournament in Paraguay. It was the first Grade-1 title of Glushko's career. At 17 years of age she was ranked 10th in the world junior tennis rankings.
Glushko won 11 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her best results at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of the US Open in 2013, and the French Open in 2014 in singles.
Glushko made her professional debut in March 2004 at an ITF event in Ramat HaSharon. She beat Diana Voskoboynik (Israel) in the first round of qualifying, before losing to Yakaterina Burduli.
Her best result on the professional level was a semifinal appearance at an ITF event in Antalya in May 2006, where Glushko lost to Çağla Büyükakçay.
In November 2007, Glushko won her first ITF title an event in Mallorca, beating Diana Enache in the final.
In 2008, she won three ITF titles in doubles competitions with different partners. Glushko 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 event, 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 2013 US Open and, after qualifying to the main draw, beat 20th-seeded world No. 23, Nadia Petrova. In the second round, she defeated Sachia Vickery, but lost to Daniela Hantuchová in a third-set tiebreaker in round three.
In May 2014, she lost in the first round of Nürnberger Versicherungscup to Caroline Garcia, after qualifying to the main draw. Glushko played at the French Open and beat Donna Vekić in the first round. In the second round, she defeated world No. 22, Kirsten Flipkens, in three sets. However, her run came to an end when she was beaten by Sara Errani, winning only one game.
In June 2014, Glushko lost in the first round of Wimbledon to Sabine Lisicki, 2–6, 1–6 on the Centre Court. In September 2015, she reached the final of the 2015 WTA 125K series event in Dalian, where she was defeated by Zheng Saisai.
In 2017, the Women’s Tennis Association deleted reference to Glushko's nationality and Israel's flag from her profile on their website ahead of her scheduled participation at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, when event organizers requested all references to her being Israeli be removed from the WTA website in order for her to be allowed to take part in the event. The WTA subsequently reinstated them.
At the 2018 US Open, Glushko hurt her left knee during play, but had it taped and won her match against Monica Niculescu. She then lost to Naomi Osaka as she played taped calf to quad and hobbled, and learned, however, that she had a fracture in her left knee, and once it healed she had surgery to clean the meniscus.
She played her final professional tournament in Israel in September 2019 where she lost in the first round singles, and quarterfinals with doubles partner, sister Lina Glushko. On 24 December 2019, she retired from competitive tennis at 29 years of age.
Playing for Israel in the Fed Cup, Glushko was 29-29.
Glushko made her debut with the Israel Fed Cup 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, 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 Koehler and Michelle Larcher de Brito from Portugal, but defeated Schoofs and Michaëlla Krajicek from the Netherlands.
At the 2013 Fed Cup, Glushko won all four of her singles rubbers but won neither of her two doubles games with Pe'er.
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2015||Dalian Open, China||Hard||Zheng Saisai||6–2, 1–6, 5–7|
Doubles: 2 (2 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2012||Mumbai Open, India||Hard||Noppawan Lertcheewakarn|| Nina Bratchikova
|0–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Loss||0–2||Apr 2017||Zhengzhou Open, China||Hard||Jacqueline Cako|| Han Xinyun
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 15 (11 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2007||ITF Mallorca, Spain||10,000||Clay||Diana Buzean||6–0, 6–0|
|Win||2–0||May 2010||ITF Ra'anana, Israel||10,000||Hard||Keren Shlomo||6–1, 6–3|
|Win||3–0||Oct 2010||ITF Akko, Israel||10,000||Hard||Julia Kimmelmann||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||4–0||Nov 2010||ITF Kalgoorlie, Australia||25,000||Hard||Isabella Holland||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||5–0||Nov 2010||ITF Traralgon, Australia||25,000||Hard||Sacha Jones||2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|Loss||5–1||Jul 2012||Waterloo Challenger, Canada||50,000||Clay||Sharon Fichman||3–6, 2–6|
|Win||6–1||Jul 2012||Lexington Championships, United States||50,000||Hard||Johanna Konta||6–3, 6–0|
|Win||7–1||Mar 2013||Innisbrook Open, United States||25,000||Clay||Patricia Mayr-Achleitner||2–6, 6–0, 6–4|
|Win||8–1||Jul 2013||ITF Waterloo, Canada||50,000||Clay||Gabriela Dabrowski||6–1, 6–3|
|Win||9–1||Jun 2018||ITF Hua Hin, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Alexandra Bozovic||6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||9–2||Jun 2018||ITF Hua Hin, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Victoria Rodríguez||4–6, 1–6|
|Win||10–2||Jun 2018||ITF Singapore||25,000||Hard||Risa Ozaki||1–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||10–3||Jul 2018||ITF Winnipeg, Canada||25,000||Hard||Rebecca Marino||6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||11–3||Jul 2018||Challenger de Granby, Canada||60,000||Hard||Arina Rodionova||6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||11–4||Jun 2019||ITF Akko, Israel||25,000||Hard||Susan Bandecchi||4–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 32 (14–18)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||11 November 2007||ITF Mallorca, Spain||Clay||Charlene Vanneste|| Marina Melnikova
|Runner-up||2.||24 November 2007||ITF Ramat HaSharon, Israel||Hard||Keren Shlomo|| Iryna Kurianovic
|Winner||1.||17 February 2008||ITF Albufeira, Portugal||Hard||Marina Melnikova|| Martina Babáková
|6–3, 0–6, [11–9]|
|Winner||2.||23 March 2008||ITF Porto Rafti, Greece||Hard||Dominice Ripoll|| Nicole Clerico
|1–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Winner||3.||24 May 2008||ITF Ra'anana, Israel||Hard||Manana Shapakidze|| Chen Astrogo
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]|
|Runner-up||3.||14 September 2008||ITF Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Clay||Çağla Büyükakçay|| Alberta Brianti
|Winner||4.||29 May 2010||ITF Ra'anana, Israel||Hard||Keren Shlomo|| Efrat Mishor
|3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–3]|
|Runner-up||4.||26 June 2010||ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden||Clay||Pemra Özgen|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|Winner||5.||18 July 2010||ITF Atlanta, United States||Hard||Kristy Frilling|| Irina Falconi
|6–2, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||6.||23 October 2010||ITF Akko, Israel||Hard||Janina Toljan|| Gally De Wael
|Runner-up||5.||29 October 2011||ITF Netanya, Israel||Hard||Nicole Clerico|| Çağla Büyükakçay
|Runner-up||6.||29 April 2012||Charlottesville Classic,
|Clay||Elena Bovina|| Maria Sanchez
|Runner-up||7.||18 May 2012||Open Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Naomi Broady|| Vesna Dolonc
|Runner-up||8.||29 July 2012||ITF Lexington, United States||Hard||Olivia Rogowska|| Shuko Aoyama
|5–7, 7–6(7–4), [4–10]|
|Winner||7.||5 August 2012||Vancouver Open, Canada||Hard||Olivia Rogowska|| Jacqueline Cako
|6–4, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||8.||18 May 2013||Open Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Paula Ormaechea|| Stéphanie Dubois
|Runner-up||9.||15 June 2013||Nottingham Challenge, England||Grass||Erika Sema|| Julie Coin
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
|Runner-up||10.||27 July 2013||ITF Lexington, United States||Hard||Chanel Simmonds|| Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
|Runner-up||11.||4 May 2014||ITF Wiesbaden, Germany||Clay||Mandy Minella|| Viktorija Golubic
|Runner-up||12.||12 April 2015||Open Medellín, Colombia||Clay||Mariana Duque|| Lourdes Domínguez Lino
|5–7, 6–4, [5–10]|
|Winner||9.||15 May 2015||Open Saint-Gaudens, France||Clay||Mariana Duque|| Beatriz Haddad Maia
|1–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||13.||7 November 2015||ITF Waco, United States||Hard||Rebecca Peterson|| Vania King
|Winner||10.||15 November 2015||Scottsdale Challenge,
|Hard||Rebecca Peterson|| Viktorija Golubic
|4–6, 7–5, [10–6]|
|Winner||11.||8 May 2016||Indian Harbour Beach Classic,
|Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Jessica Pegula
|Runner-up||14.||6 August 2016||ITF Granby, Canada||Hard||Olga Govortsova|| Jamie Loeb
|Runner-up||15.||1 October 2016||ITF Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Liu Fangzhou|| Naiktha Bains
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [3–10]|
|Winner||12.||1 April 2017||ITF Mornington, Australia||Clay||Barbora Krejčíková|| Jessica Moore
|6–4, 2–6, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||16.||6 May 2017||Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan||Hard||Katy Dunne|| Eri Hozumi
|Winner||13.||3 June 2017||ITF Grado, Italy||Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Tereza Mrdeža
|Winner||14.||10 June 2017||Internazionali di Brescia, Italy||Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Montserrat González
|2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||17.||16 June 2017||Barcelona Women World Winner,
|Clay||Priscilla Hon|| Montserrat González
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
|Runner-up||18.||14 July 2018||ITF Winnipeg, Canada||Hard||Sanaz Marand|| Akiko Omae
Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit
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