Julia Glushko

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Julia Glushko
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Glushko at the 2019 Wimbledon
Full nameJulia Glushko
Country (sports)Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
Residence Modi'in, Israel
Born (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 30)
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Retired2019
PlaysRight-handed
(double-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 998,044
Singles
Career record388–320
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record182–165
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (4 November 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon Q1 (2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 29–29
Last updated on: 27 January 2020.

Julia Glushko Hebrew: יוליה גלושקו; born 1 January 1990) is an Israeli retired professional tennis player. She has won 11 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 23 June 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 79. On 4 November 2013, she peaked at world 109 in the doubles rankings.

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Early and personal life

Glushko was born in Donetsk, 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 career

Junior years

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 career

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, 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 Julia Glushko US Open 2013.JPG
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 Versicherungscup 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

She played her final professional tournament in Israel on September 2019 where she lost in the first round singles and quarterfinals partner with sister Lina Glushko. On 24 December 2019, she called retirement from competitive tennis. [8]

Fed Cup

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 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, Glushko won all four of her singles rubbers but won neither of her two doubles games with Pe'er.

Maccabiah Games

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

WTA 125 series finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)

ResultW–LDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Sep 2015 Dalian Open, ChinaHard Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zheng Saisai 6–2, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 2 (2 runner–ups)

ResultW–LDateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Nov 2012 Mumbai Open, IndiaHard Flag of Thailand.svg Noppawan Lertcheewakarn Flag of Russia.svg Nina Bratchikova
Flag of Georgia.svg Oksana Kalashnikova
0–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Loss0–2 Apr 2017 Zhengzhou Open, ChinaHard Flag of the United States.svg Jacqueline Cako Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Han Xinyun
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhu Lin
5–7, 1–6

ITF finals

Singles: 15 (11 titles, 4 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Nov 2007ITF Mallorca, Spain$10,000Clay Flag of Romania.svg Diana Buzean 6–0, 6–0
Win2–0May 2010ITF Ra'anana, Israel$10,000Hard Flag of Israel.svg Keren Shlomo 6–1, 6–3
Win3–0Oct 2010ITF Akko, Israel$10,000Hard Flag of Germany.svg Julia Kimmelmann6–2, 6–2
Win4–0Nov 2010ITF Kalgoorlie, Australia$25,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Isabella Holland 6–1, 6–2
Win5–0Nov 2010ITF Traralgon, Australia$25,000Hard Flag of New Zealand.svg Sacha Jones 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss5–1 Jul 2012 ITF Waterloo, Canada$50,000Clay Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sharon Fichman 3–6, 2–6
Win6–1 Jul 2012 ITF Lexington, United States$50,000Hard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–0
Win7–1Mar 2013 ITF Palm Harbor, United States$25,000Clay Flag of Austria.svg Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Win8–1Jul 2013ITF Waterloo, Canada$50,000Clay Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gabriela Dabrowski 6–1, 6–3
Win9–1Jun 2018ITF Hua Hin, Thailand$25,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alexandra Bozovic 6–2, 6–2
Loss9–2Jun 2018ITF Hua Hin, Thailand$25,000Hard Flag of Mexico.svg Victoria Rodríguez 4–6, 1–6
Win10–2Jun 2018ITF Singapore$25,000Hard Flag of Japan.svg Risa Ozaki 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss10–3Jul 2018ITF Winnipeg, Canada$25,000Hard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Rebecca Marino 6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)
Win11–3 Jul 2018 ITF Granby, Canada$60,000Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arina Rodionova 6–4, 6–3
Loss11–4Jun 2019ITF Akko, IsraelW25Hard Flag of Switzerland.svg Susan Bandecchi 4–6, 2–6

Doubles (14–18)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up1.11 November 2007Mallorca, SpainClay Flag of France.svg Charlene Vanneste Flag of Russia.svg Marina Melnikova
Flag of Poland.svg Sylwia Zagórska
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up2.24 November 2007 Ramat HaSharon, IsraelHard Flag of Israel.svg Keren Shlomo Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Iryna Kurianovic
Flag of Slovenia.svg Mika Urbančič
4–6, 1–6
Winner1.17 February 2008 Albufeira, PortugalHard Flag of Russia.svg Marina Melnikova Flag of Slovakia.svg Martina Babáková
Flag of Russia.svg Elena Chalova
6–3, 0–6, [11–9]
Winner2.23 March 2008 Porto Rafti, GreeceHard Flag of Germany.svg Dominice Ripoll Flag of Italy.svg Nicole Clerico
Flag of Slovenia.svg Mika Urbančič
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner3.24 May 2008Ra'anana, IsraelHard Flag of Georgia.svg Manana Shapakidze Flag of Israel.svg Chen Astrogo
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marcella Koek
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
Runner-up3.14 September 2008 Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Flag of Turkey.svg Çağla Büyükakçay Flag of Italy.svg Alberta Brianti
Flag of Slovenia.svg Polona Hercog
4–6, 5–7
Winner4.29 May 2010Ra'anana, IsraelHard Flag of Israel.svg Keren Shlomo Flag of Israel.svg Efrat Mishor
Flag of Russia.svg Anna Rapoport
3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–3]
Runner-up4.26 June 2010 Kristinehamn, SwedenClay Flag of Turkey.svg Pemra Özgen Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Flag of Finland.svg Emma Laine
2–6, 3–6
Winner5.18 July 2010 Atlanta, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Kristy Frilling Flag of the United States.svg Irina Falconi
Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
6–2, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner6.23 October 2010Akko, IsraelHard Flag of Austria.svg Janina Toljan Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gally De Wael
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zuzana Linhová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up5.29 October 2011 Netanya, IsraelHard Flag of Italy.svg Nicole Clerico Flag of Turkey.svg Çağla Büyükakçay
Flag of Turkey.svg Pemra Özgen
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up6.29 April 2012 Charlottesville, United StatesClay Flag of Russia.svg Elena Bovina Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
Flag of the United States.svg Yasmin Schnack
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up7.18 May 2012 Saint-Gaudens, FranceClay Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Naomi Broady Flag of Serbia.svg Vesna Dolonc
Flag of Russia.svg Irina Khromacheva
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up8.29 July 2012Lexington, United StatesHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olivia Rogowska Flag of Japan.svg Shuko Aoyama
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Xu Yifan
5–7, 7–6(7–4), [4–10]
Winner7.5 August 2012 Vancouver, CanadaHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olivia Rogowska Flag of the United States.svg Jacqueline Cako
Flag of the United States.svg Natalie Pluskota
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
Winner8.18 May 2013Saint-Gaudens, FranceClay Flag of Argentina.svg Paula Ormaechea Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Stéphanie Dubois
Flag of Japan.svg Kurumi Nara
7–5, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up9.15 June 2013 Nottingham, EnglandGrass Flag of Japan.svg Erika Sema Flag of France.svg Julie Coin
Flag of France.svg Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up10.27 July 2013Lexington, United StatesHard Flag of South Africa.svg Chanel Simmonds Flag of Thailand.svg Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Flag of Thailand.svg Peangtarn Plipuech
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up11.4 May 2014 Wiesbaden, GermanyClay Flag of Luxembourg.svg Mandy Minella Flag of Switzerland.svg Viktorija Golubic
Flag of Latvia.svg Diāna Marcinkēviča
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up12.12 April 2015 Medellín, ColombiaClay Flag of Colombia.svg Mariana Duque Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Mandy Minella
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner9.15 May 2015Saint-Gaudens, FranceClay Flag of Colombia.svg Mariana Duque Flag of Brazil.svg Beatriz Haddad Maia
Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Melichar
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]
Runner-up13.7 November 2015 Waco, United StatesHard Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson Flag of the United States.svg Vania King
Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Gibbs
4–6, 4–6
Winner10.15 November 2015 Scottsdale, United StatesHard Flag of Sweden.svg Rebecca Peterson Flag of Switzerland.svg Viktorija Golubic
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Stephanie Vogt
4–6, 7–5, [10–6]
Winner11.8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United StatesClay Flag of Russia.svg Alexandra Panova Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Pegula
Flag of the United States.svg Maria Sanchez
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up14.6 August 2016Granby, CanadaHard Flag of Belarus.svg Olga Govortsova Flag of the United States.svg Jamie Loeb
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up15.1 October 2016 Brisbane, AustraliaHard Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Fangzhou Flag of Australia (converted).svg Naiktha Bains
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Abigail Tere-Apisah
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [3–10]
Winner12.1 April 2017 Mornington, AustraliaClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Krejčíková Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Moore
Flag of Thailand.svg Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 2–6, [11–9]
Runner-up16.6 May 2017 Gifu, JapanHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Katy Dunne Flag of Japan.svg Eri Hozumi
Flag of Japan.svg Miyu Kato
4–6, 2–6
Winner13.3 June 2017 Grado, ItalyClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Priscilla Hon Flag of Croatia.svg Tereza Mrdeža
Flag of Switzerland.svg Conny Perrin
7–5, 6–2
Winner14.10 June 2017 Brescia, ItalyClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Priscilla Hon Flag of Paraguay.svg Montserrat González
Flag of Belarus.svg Ilona Kremen
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Runner-up17.16 June 2017 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Priscilla Hon Flag of Paraguay.svg Montserrat González
Flag of Spain.svg Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up18.14 July 2018Winnipeg, CanadaHard Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of Japan.svg Akiko Omae
Flag of Mexico.svg Victoria Rodríguez
6–7(2–7), 3–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament201120122013201420152016201720182019W–L
Australian Open Q2 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 Q3 Q2 AA0–1
French Open Q1 A 1R 3R Q1 Q2 AA Q3 2–2
Wimbledon Q1 A Q3 1R Q1 Q1 AA Q1 0–1
US Open Q3 1R 3R 1R Q2 Q2 A 2R Q1 3–4

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