Julia Abe
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Julia Abe
Julia Abe
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 43)
Bielefeld, West Germany
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed Backhand)
Prize money$131,723
Career record123-104
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 111 (10 January 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2000)
French Open2R (2000)
Career record36-36
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 139 (10 April 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1999)

Julia Abe (born 21 May 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.


A right-handed player from Bielefeld, Abe was coached during her career by her father Wolfgang.[1]

Abe turned professional at the age of 19 and won two ITF singles titles in her first year on the ITF circuit in 1996.

Her best performances on the WTA Tour were quarterfinals appearances at the 1998 Intersport Grand Prix in Hamburg and the 1999 Nokia Cup in Prost?jov, both as a qualifier.

Ranked a career best 111 in the world at the beginning of 2000, she received direct entry into the Australian Open main draw, where she lost in the first round to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[2]

At the 2000 French Open she had to compete in qualifying and made her way through to the main draw. She defeated Marion Maruska in the first round, then challenged top seed Martina Hingis in the second round, before going down 4-6, 5-7, having served for the second set.[3] This was her final appearance on tour.

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 April 1996 Gelos, France Clay France Laurence Garcia-Clement 6-0, 6-4
Winner 2. 15 July 1996 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Romania Raluca Sandu 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 28 June 1997 Bordeaux, France Clay France Emmanuelle Curutchet 6-7, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 1997 Horb, Germany Clay Hungary Anna Földényi 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 5. 8 February 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 2-6, 3-6
Winner 6. 3 October 1999 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Belarus Tatiana Poutchek 6-2, 6-0
NP 7. 10 October 1999 Batumi, Georgia Carpet Hungary Katalin Marosi NP

Doubles (4-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 February 1996 Mallorca, Spain Clay Germany Anke Roos Spain Nuria Llagostera
Spain Laura Pena
6-4, 6-2
Winner 2. 3 August 1997 Horb, Germany Clay Australia Renee Reid Romania Magda Mihalache
Romania Alice Pirsu
6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 23 November 1997 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva Hungary Katalin Marosi
Germany Caroline Schneider
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 5 July 1998 Vaihingen, Germany Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva Belgium Laurence Courtois
Croatia Maja Muri?
1-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 2 April 2000 Norcross, United States Hard Israel Tzipora Obziler United States Lindsay Lee
South Africa Jessica Steck
5-7, 7-6(4), 6-4


  1. ^ "Was Hänschen nicht lernt, lernt Julia nur schwer". Tagesspiegel (in German). 5 May 1999. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Williams survives scare". BBC News. 18 January 2000. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Hingis struggles against qualifier". BBC News. 1 June 2000. Retrieved 2018.

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