Giulia Casoni

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Giulia Casoni
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceFerrara, Italy
Born (1978-04-19) 19 April 1978 (age 41)
Ferrara, Italy
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$326,936
Singles
Career record269–233
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking83 (8 January 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record225–127
Career titles3 WTA, 27 ITF
Highest ranking51 (19 February 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open1R (2000, 2001)
Last updated on: 28 December 2009.

Giulia Casoni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒuːlja kaˈzoːni -ˈsoː-];[1][2] born 19 April 1978 in Ferrara) is a retired Italian tennis player.

As a junior player, she won 1996 French Open in doubles, while her best professional results include singles quarterfinals at Internazionali Femminili di Palermo in 1999 and Tier I Italian Open in 2000, and three WTA Tour doubles titles. A member of Italy Fed Cup team from 2000 to 2001. She has won 3 in doubles WTA titles.

Casoni defeated players such as Dominique Monami, Katarina Srebotnik, Mariya Koryttseva, Francesca Schiavone, Émilie Loit and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She has won 4 singles and 27 in doubles ITF Circuit titles.

Casoni retired from professional tennis in 2006, after struggling with a knee injury.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Casoni was born to Ilario and Angela Casoni, and has a brother Lorenzo.[4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

WTA Tour doubles finals: 4 (3–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Runner-up 1. Jul 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Italy Laura Garrone
1–6, 0–6
Winner 1. Jul 2000 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Australia Catherine Barclay
Denmark Eva Dyrberg
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. Jan 2001 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Slovakia Janette Husárová United States Katie Schlukebir
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
7–6(11–9), 7–5
Winner 3. Jul 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

Grand Slam girls' doubles finals (1; 1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Winners 1996 French Open Clay Italy Alice Canepa Russia Anna Kournikova
Czech Republic Ludmilla Varmuzova
6–2, 5–7, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Giulia". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Casoni". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ Bonesi, Davide (25 April 2015). "Giulia, una ferrarese sfidò la mitica Williams" [Giulia, a woman from Ferrara who challenged the legendary Williams] (in Italian). La Nuova Ferrara. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | Players | Info (Biography) | Giulia Casoni
  5. ^ Giulia Casoni at the International Tennis Federation

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