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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.

Julia Glushko
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Full nameJulia Sergiyivna Glushko
Country (sports) Israel
ResidenceModi'in, Israel
Born (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 29)
Artemivsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 928,601
Singles
Career record375–302
Career titles0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (23 June 2014)
Current rankingNo. 124 (8 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record180–158
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (4 November 2013)
Current rankingNo. 299 (8 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–17
Last updated on: 6 February 2017.

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Glushko was born in Artemivsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, and is of Jewish descent.[1][2][3] She started playing tennis at the age of 4. Her parents are tennis instructors.[4] Glushko and her family moved to Israel from Ukraine when she was 9 years old.[4] She lives in Modi'in, Israel.[5]

Tennis careerEdit

Junior careerEdit

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 her career.[6]

At the US Open in September 2007, she won her first two junior singles matches. and her first round junior doubles match with Tyra Calderwood.

Professional careerEdit

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.

Her best result on the professional level has been a semi-final appearance at the ITF event in Antalya in May 2006, where she lost to Çağla Büyükakçay.

In November 2007, she won her first ITF title an event in Mallorca, Spain, beating Diana Enache in the final.

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 December 2010, she lost in the finals of the Israeli championships to Shahar Pe'er in three sets.[7]

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 2012, Glushko made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the US Open, after she defeated Zheng Saisai in the qualifying competition. She lost in the first round to Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets.

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.

 
Glushko at the 2013 US Open

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 September 2013 Glushko won her first WTA main draw match defeating Tetyana Arefyeva. In the second round she lost to Galina Voskoboeva.

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.

In June 2014, she lost in the first round of Wimbledon to Sabine Lisicki 2–6, 1–6 on the Centre Court

Fed CupEdit

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.

At the 2013 Fed Cup held in Eilat, Glushko won all four of her singles rubbers but won neither of her two doubles games with Pe'er.

Maccabiah GamesEdit

Competing at the 2005 Maccabiah Games, Glushko lost to Sharon Fichman of Canada in the semi-finals.

WTA 125 Series FinalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 Dalian Open, China 125K Hard   Zheng Saisai 6–2, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (2 runners–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Mumbai Open, India 125K Hard   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Nina Bratchikova
  Oksana Kalashnikova
0–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Loss 0–2 Apr 2017 Zhengzhou Open, China 125K Hard   Jacqueline Cako   Han Xinyun
  Zhu Lin
5–7, 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (11–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Doubles (14–18)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 November 2007 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Charlene Vanneste   Marina Melnikova
  Sylwia Zagórska
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 24 November 2007 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Keren Shlomo   Iryna Kurianovic
  Mika Urbančič
6–4, 6–1
Winner 1. 17 February 2008 Albufeira, Portugal Hard   Marina Melnikova   Martina Babáková
  Elena Chalova
6–3, 0–6, [11–9]
Winner 2. 23 March 2008 Porto Rafti, Greece Hard   Dominice Ripoll   Nicole Clerico
  Mika Urbančič
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 3. 24 May 2008 Ra'anana, Israel Hard   Manana Shapakidze   Chen Astrogo
  Marcella Koek
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2008 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Çağla Büyükakçay   Alberta Brianti
  Polona Hercog
6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. 29 May 2010 Ra'anana, Israel Hard   Keren Shlomo   Efrat Mishor
  Anna Rapoport
3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 26 June 2010 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Pemra Özgen   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Emma Laine
6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 18 July 2010 Atlanta, United States Hard   Kristy Frilling   Irina Falconi
  Maria Sanchez
6–2, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 6. 23 October 2010 Akko, Israel Hard   Janina Toljan   Gally De Wael
  Zuzana Linhová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 29 October 2011 Netanya, Israel Hard   Nicole Clerico   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 29 April 2012 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Elena Bovina   Maria Sanchez
  Yasmin Schnack
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 18 May 2012 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Naomi Broady   Vesna Dolonc
  Irina Khromacheva
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard   Olivia Rogowska   Shuko Aoyama
  Xu Yifan
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]
Winner 7. 5 August 2012 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Olivia Rogowska   Jacqueline Cako
  Natalie Pluskota
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
Winner 8. 18 May 2013 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Paula Ormaechea   Stéphanie Dubois
  Kurumi Nara
7–5, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 9. 15 June 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Erika Sema   Julie Coin
  Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 27 July 2013 Lexington, United States Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 11. 4 May 2014 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay   Mandy Minella   Viktorija Golubic
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 12 April 2015 Medellín, Colombia Clay   Mariana Duque   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Mandy Minella
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 9. 15 May 2015 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Mariana Duque   Beatriz Haddad Maia
  Nicole Melichar
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]
Runner-up 13. 7 November 2015 Waco, United States Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Vania King
  Nicole Gibbs
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 15 November 2015 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Rebecca Peterson   Viktorija Golubic
  Stephanie Vogt
4–6, 7–5, [10–6]
Winner 11. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Alexandra Panova   Jessica Pegula
  Maria Sanchez
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 6 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard   Olga Govortsova   Jamie Loeb
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1 October 2016 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Liu Fangzhou   Naiktha Bains
  Abigail Tere-Apisah
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [3–10]
Winner 12. 1 April 2017 Mornington, Australia Clay   Barbora Krejčíková   Jessica Moore
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 2–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 16. 6 May 2017 Gifu, Japan Hard   Katy Dunne   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 3 June 2017 Grado, Italy Clay   Priscilla Hon   Tereza Mrdeža
  Conny Perrin
7–5, 6–2
Winner 14. 10 June 2017 Brescia, Italy Clay   Priscilla Hon   Montserrat González
  Ilona Kremen
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Runner-up 17. 16 June 2017 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Priscilla Hon   Montserrat González
  Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 14 July 2018 Winnipeg, Canada Hard   Sanaz Marand   Akiko Omae
  Victoria Rodríguez
6–7(2–7), 3–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 Q3 Q2 A 0–1
French Open Q1 A 1R 3R Q1 Q2 A A 2–2
Wimbledon Q1 A Q3 1R Q1 Q1 A A 0–1
US Open Q3 1R 3R 1R Q2 Q2 A 2R 3–4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100042719
  2. ^ "Serving a look at Israel's next tennis ace" | The Times of Israel
  3. ^ "Brengle raises Jewish tennis presence" - Jerusalem Post
  4. ^ a b Abramowitz Shaviv, Miriam (6 September 2006). "Arrivals: From the Ukraine to Wingate". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  5. ^ Julia Glushko Profile | Players | 2016 US Open Official Site - A USTA Event
  6. ^ http://itfjuniors.lawntennisnews.com/content/view/278/2/ Archived 1 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Sinai, Allon (25 December 2010). "Weintraub, Pe'er take national championships". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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