Julie Ditty (born January 4, 1979 in Atlanta) is an American professional tennis player. Ditty did not have her true WTA breakthrough until 2007, when she reached the semifinals of the Bell Challenge, a result that took her into the top 100 for the first time in her career on November 5, 2007, at No. 91. She beat Alizé Cornet and Vania King before falling to Julia Vakulenko in three sets. In 2007, she was drafted by the Boston Lobsters of the WTT pro league.
Julie Ditty at an ITF $75,000 event in Albuquerque, USA, in 2008
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Ashland, Kentucky, USA|
|Born||January 4, 1979|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||294 – 230|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 89 (March 24, 2008)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2008)|
|French Open||1R (2008)|
|US Open||Q3 (2007)|
|Career record||296 – 168|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 30 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 66 (August 3, 2009)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009)|
|French Open||2R (2009)|
|US Open||3R (2008)|
|Last updated on: (August 31, 2009).|
In 2008, Ditty qualified for the Gaz de France tournament in Paris where she lost to the Number 6 seed and former world number 1 Amélie Mauresmo. During the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, she made it through the first round by defeating Alona Bondarenko, who was seeded eighth, and got to the 2nd round there before falling to qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 7–5 6–4, after having leads in both sets. Her win over world No. 22 Alona Bondarenko was best-ever career win. In August, Julie defeated Meng Yuan in the first round at Cincinnati, marking her first win in a WTA main draw since Antwerp.
Ditty was named to the United States Fed Cup team for their February 2009 match against Argentina after Bethanie Mattek withdrew with an injury; she played doubles with Liezel Huber. They would win the decisive match for Team USA 6–2, 6–3.
In April, Julie won her opening main draw match in Charleston defeating Ayumi Morita 6–1, 6–1. This would mark her first tour level win for the year. In her next tournament, $75k Dothan, Julie would retire in her opening round against Zi Yan. In doubles, Julie would partner with Carly Gullickson to extend her record of USTA ITF titles to 35 as they would win the doubles title.
In May, Julie would enter the singles qualifying draws in Rome, Madrid, Strasbourg, and the French Open, failing to qualify in all four. In Rome, Julie partnered with Jill Craybas to win their opening round before falling in the second round.
Julie's singles record for the year to date is 4–13.[clarification needed]
Ditty has appeared in the Family Circle Cup, Sony Ericsson Open, and now Wimbledon. Ditty won her first qualifying match against Margalita Chakhnashvili (GEO) 6–4 6–3. She then went on to defeat Jelena Dokić (AUS) 5–7 7–5 6–2 to reach the final round of qualifying where she lost a place in the main draw to compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA).
In June 2014, Ditty emerged from retirement and led Team Kentucky to a decisive win in the Southern Senior Cup Women's 35 and over division. She followed this up by winning the US Open National Playoff tournament for the Southern section 
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles 14 (9–5)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||June 24, 2001||Easton, Maryland, USA||Hard||Mi-Ra Jeon||4–6 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||2.||July 8, 2001||Waco, Texas, USA||Hard||Jahnavi Parekh||6–4 6–2|
|Winner||3.||September 29, 2002||Raleigh, North Carolina, USA||Clay||Neyssa Etienne||7–5 3–6 6–4|
|Winner||4.||October 6, 2002||Winter Park, Florida, USA||Clay||Vladimíra Uhlířová||6–2 4–6 6–4|
|Winner||5.||June 4, 2006||Houston, Texas, USA||Hard||Petra Rampre||6–4 6–7(4–7) 6–3|
|Winner||6.||June 11, 2006||Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA||Hard||Madison Brengle||6–3 6–2|
|Runner-up||7.||November 19, 2006||Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA||Hard||Stéphanie Dubois||3–6 6–7(6–8)|
|Winner||8.||February 4, 2007||Palm Desert, California, USA||Hard||Angelique Kerber||6–1 6–0|
|Winner||9.||April 29, 2007||Sea Island, Georgia, USA||Clay||Anda Perianu||6–3 6–2|
|Winner||10.||October 21, 2007||Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA||Hard||Angela Haynes||7–6(8–6) 6–4|
|Winner||11.||September 21, 2008||Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA||Hard||Rossana de los Ríos||6–4 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner-up||12.||October 19, 2008||Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA||Hard||Shenay Perry||1–6 3–6|
|Runner-up||13.||November 9, 2008||Auburn, Alabama, USA||Hard||Edina Gallovits||0–6 7–6(9–7) 5–7|
|Runner-up||14.||November 16, 2008||San Diego, California, USA||Hard||Edina Gallovits||6–4 3–6 2–6|
Doubles 53 (30–23)Edit