Julie Ditty

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Julie Ditty
Julie Ditty hitting ball Albuquerque 2008.jpg
Julie Ditty at an ITF $75,000 event in Albuquerque, USA, in 2008
Country  United States
Residence Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Born (1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 35)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2002
Retired 2011
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $493,168
Singles
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)
Wimbledon 1R (2008)
US Open Q3 (2007)
Doubles
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)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open 3R (2008)
Last updated on: (August 31, 2009).

Julie Ditty (born January 4, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia) 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.

2008[edit]

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.

2009[edit]

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.[1]

In February, following Fed Cup, Julie lost in the opening round in Midland and Memphis. She did not play in the month of March.

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.

2010[edit]

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. She next faces compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) for a place in the main draw.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 14 (9–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. June 24, 2001 United States Easton, Maryland, USA Hard South Korea Mi-Ra Jeon 4–6 6–7(4)
Winner 2. July 8, 2001 United States Waco, Texas, USA Hard India Jahnavi Parekh 6–4 6–2
Winner 3. September 29, 2002 United States Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Clay Haiti Neyssa Etienne 7–5 3–6 6–4
Winner 4. October 6, 2002 United States Winter Park, Florida, USA Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová 6–2 4–6 6–4
Winner 5. June 4, 2006 United States Houston, Texas, USA Hard Slovenia Petra Rampre 6–4 6–7(4) 6–3
Winner 6. June 11, 2006 United States Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Hard United States Madison Brengle 6–3 6–2
Runner-up 7. November 19, 2006 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard Canada Stéphanie Dubois 3–6 6–7(6)
Winner 8. February 4, 2007 United States Palm Desert, California, USA Hard Germany Angelique Kerber 6–1 6–0
Winner 9. April 29, 2007 United States Sea Island, Georgia, USA Clay Romania Anda Perianu 6–3 6–2
Winner 10. October 21, 2007 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard United States Angela Haynes 7–6(6) 6–4
Winner 11. September 21, 2008 United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard Paraguay Rosana de los Ríos 6–4 7–6(3)
Runner-up 12. October 19, 2008 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard United States Shenay Perry 1–6 3–6
Runner-up 13. November 9, 2008 United States Auburn, Alabama, USA Hard Romania Edina Gallovits 0–6 7–6(7) 5–7
Runner-up 14. November 16, 2008 United States San Diego, California, USA Hard Romania Edina Gallovits 6–4 3–6 2–6

Doubles 53 (30–23)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 8, 1999 United States Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA Hard Chinese Taipei I-Ting Wang United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Amy Jensen
7–5 3–6 2–6
Winner 2. July 1, 2001 United States Edmond, Oklahoma, USA Hard United States Michelle Dasso New Zealand Ilke Gers
Japan Tracey O'Connor
6–4 7–5
Runner-up 3. August 5, 2001 United States Lexington, Kentucky, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Australia Lisa McShea
Japan Nana Miyagi
2–6 1–6
Runner-up 4. June 24, 2001 United States Waco, Texas, USA Hard United States Michelle Dasso Israel Marina Bernshtein
Haiti Neyssa Etienne
4–6 6–4 4–6
Runner-up 5. September 22, 2002 United States Greenville, Tennessee, USA Clay United States Michelle Dasso Canada Jennifer Radman
United States Brooke Skeen
6–4 5–7 3–6
Winner 6. September 29, 2002 United States Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Clay United States Michelle Dasso Argentina Erica Krauth
Argentina Vanessa Krauth
7–6(4) 6–3
Winner 7. October 6, 2002 United States Winter Park, Florida, USA Clay United States Michelle Dasso United States Marilyn Baker
Canada Ioana Plesu
7–6(4) 6–3
Runner-up 8. April 27, 2003 United States Dothan, Alabama, USA Clay Uzbekistan Varvara Lepchenko Venezuela Milagros Sequera
Australia Christina Wheeler
7–5 1–6 2–6
Runner-up 9. April 27, 2003 United States Dothan, Alabama, USA Clay Uzbekistan Varvara Lepchenko Venezuela Milagros Sequera
Australia Christina Wheeler
7–5 1–6 2–6
Runner-up 10. May 18, 2003 United States Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Clay Australia Christina Wheeler United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Lilia Osterloh
5–7 1–6
Winner 11. June b29, 2003 United States Edmond, Oklahoma, USA Hard United States Kelly McCain United States Angela Haynes
United States Jacqueline Trail
6–3 6–3
Winner 12. August 3, 2003 United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA Hard Australia Lisa McShea United States Teryn Ashley
United States Shenay Perry
7–6(4) 6–7(5) 6–3
Runner-up 13. January 25, 2004 United States Boca Raton, Florida, USA Hard United States Allison Bradshaw China Shuai Peng
China Yan-Ze Xie
1–6 2–6
Winner 14. February 1, 2004 United States Boca Raton, Florida, USA Hard United States Allison Bradshaw Belarus Natalia Dziamidzenka
India Sania Mirza
6–3 6–1
Runner-up 15. April 4, 2004 United States Augusta, Georgia, USA Hard United States Jessica Lehnhoff Italy Francesca Lubiani
United States Mashona Washington
1–6 3–6
Runner-up 16. July 25, 2004 United States Schenectady, New York, USA Hard United States Ansley Cargill Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Nicole Sewell
6–3 6–7(2) 2–6
Winner 17. August 8, 2004 United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA Hard Romania Edina Gallovits Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
South Africa Natalie Grandin
1–6 6–4 6–2
Winner 18. October 10, 2004 United States Lafayette, Louisiana, USA Clay United States Kristen Schlukebir South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Arpi Kojian
6–2 7–5
Winner 19. January 16, 2005 United States Tampa, Florida, USA Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Cory-Ann Avants
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6–1 6–2
Winner 20. January 23, 2005 United States Miami, Florida, USA Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Canada Mélanie Marois
United States Sarah Riske
6–3 2–6 7–6(3)
Winner 21. February 6, 2005 United States Rockford, Illinois, USA Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Canada Joana Cortez
Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva
3–6 7–5 7–5
Runner-up 22. April 24, 2005 United States Dothan, Alabama, USA Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Carly Gullickson
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
6–4 1–6 2–6
Winner 23. June 12, 2005 United States Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA Hard United States Ansley Cargill United States Cory-Ann Avants
United States Kristen Schulkebir
6-2- 6–3
Runner-up 24. July 17, 2005 United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA Hard United States Teryn Ashley Belarus Natalia Dziamidzenka
Romania Anda Perianu
5–7 6–2 4–6
Winner 25. September 26, 2005 United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
Thailand Napaporn Tongsalee
6–3 6–7(6) 7–6(2)
Winner 26. October 9, 2005 United States Troy, Alabama, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Georgia (country) Salome Devidze
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
6–2 6–2
Runner-up 27. January 29, 2006 United States Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
5–7 6–4 2–6
Winner 28. February 24, 2006 United States St. Paul, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
4–6 7–6(5) 6–2
Runner-up 29. June 11, 2006 United States Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Hard United States Ansley Cargill United States Christina Fusano
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
6–7(6) 4–6
Runner-up 30. June 18, 2006 United States Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA Hard United States Ansley Cargill United States Carly Gullickson
Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
3–6 4–6
Winner 31. August 20, 2006 United States Bronx, New York, USA Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
6–1 7–6(2)
Winner 32. September 24, 2006 United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera United States Christina Fusano
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
6–1 6–4
Winner 33. October 1, 2006 United States Ashland, Kentucky, USA Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera United States Ashley Harkleroad
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
6–3 5–7 6–2
Winner 34. October 22, 2006 United States Houston, Texas, USA Hard Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska United States Laura Granville
United States Carly Gullickson
6–4 4–6 7–5
Winner 35. November 19, 2006 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker United States Christina Fusano
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
7–6(5) 6–4
Runner-up 36. January 27, 2007 United States Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA Hard Latvia Līga Dekmeijere South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
0–6 3–6
Winner 37. February 4, 2007 United States Palm Desert, California, USA Hard Romania Edina Gallovits South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
6–2 6–1
Winner 38. March 25, 2007 United States Redding, California, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Chinese Taipei Su-Wei Hsieh
6–3 6–2
Runner-up 39. August 4, 2007 United States Washington DC, USA Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
6–3 6–2
Runner-up 40. August 18, 2007 United States Bronx, New York, USA Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Poland Urszula Radwańska
2–6 4–6
Runner-up 41. October 21, 2007 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
2–6 0–6
Winner 42. June 6, 2008 United Kingdom Surbiton, England Grass United States Abigail Spears United Kingdom Sarah Borwell
United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas
7–6(2) 6–2
Winner 43. September 21, 2008 United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Hard United States Carly Gullickson Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
6–3 6–4
Runner-up 44. September 28, 2008 United States Ashland, Kentucky, USA Hard United States Carly Gullickson Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
Croatia Jelena Pandžić
3–6 6–3 [8–10]
Winner 45. October 19, 2008 United States Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA Hard United States Carly Gullickson Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
3–6 6–4 [12–10]
Winner 46. April 26, 2009 United States Dothan, Alabama, USA Hard United States Carly Gullickson Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Russia Alexandra Panova
2–6 6–1 [10–6]
Winner 47. April 26, 2010 United States Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Clay United States Carly Gullickson United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Ahsha Rolle
6–4 6–3
Runner-up 48. May 9, 2010 United States Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, USA Clay United States Carly Gullickson United States Christina Fusano
United States Courtney Nagle
3–6 6–7(4)
Winner 49. October 04, 2010 United States Kansas City, USA Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Lauren Albanese
United States Irina Falconi
6-2 4-6 6-4
Runner-up 50. November 01, 2010 United States Grapevine, USA Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers United States Ahsha Rolle
United States Mashona Washington
7-5, 2-6, 2-6
Winner 51. January 31, 2011 United States Rancho Santa Fe, USA Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Remi Tezuka
6-0 6-2
Winner 52. February 28, 2011 United States Hammond, Louisiana, USA Hard United States Christina Fusano Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic
United Kingdom Melanie South
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 53. April 25, 2011 United States Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Clay United States Carly Gullickson Canada Sharon Fichman
Canada Marie-Eve Pelletier
4-6, 3-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mattek Out, Ditty in on US Fed Cup Squad SI.com, February 2, 2009

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