Julia Cohen
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Julia Cohen

Julia Cohen
Julia Cohen, Cagnes 2013.JPG
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Born (1989-03-23) March 23, 1989 (age 31)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$360,376
Career record268-284
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking97 (July 30, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2011)
French OpenQ2 (2011)
WimbledonQ1 (2011)
US Open1R (2012)
Career record99-148
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking121 (May 13, 2013)

Julia Cohen (born March 23, 1989) is an American former professional tennis player. In 2001, she won the USTA National Spring Championships 12-Under Division Championship. In her career, Cohen won five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On July 30, 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 97.[1] On May 13, 2013, she peaked at world number 121 in the doubles rankings.[1]

Tennis career

Cohen grew up in Philadelphia,[2][3] and started tennis at the age of three.[2] Her father, Dr. Richard Cohen, played tennis for the University of Pennsylvania and played professional tennis for two years, and her brother Josh was an All-American tennis player at the University of Miami and became head coach of the World Team Tennis Philadelphia Freedoms.[3][4] At the age of six she was ranked No. 1 in 18-and-under doubles in the USTA Middle States region (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware).[3] In 1997, at the age of eight, she became the youngest player to win an adult match in a Middle States Tennis Association tournament.[5] She was then the US champion in the 9-and-under division.[3]

In 2001, she won the USTA National Spring Championships 12-Under Division Championship.[6] In 2006, she was the top-ranked American girl tennis player.[7] That same year, she and partner Kimberly Couts reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the Wimbledon Junior Championships.[8]

When she was 15 years old, she was No. 6 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world rankings.[3] On June 11, 2007, she was ranked No. 4 in the junior rankings.[9]

In her first year of college tennis, playing number 1 singles for the University of Florida Gators, she was SEC Rookie of the Year and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Rookie of the Year.[9] She transferred to the University of Miami Hurricanes and finished the year ranked fifth in the US in singles, and was named All-ACC.[9]

She is coached by her brother's friend Conor Taylor. She won four career singles and five doubles titles on the ITF circuit.[9] Cohen played in the 2012 Baku Cup. She made it to her first WTA final there, before losing to fifth-seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.[9] That year she reached No. 121 in the WTA doubles rankings, and No. 97 in the WTA singles rankings.[9]

She has played in World TeamTennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms and the Boston Lobsters.[9]

Cohen earned her bachelor's degree in sports administration summa cum laude from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and a master's degree in sport psychology in 2013.[10] As an assistant coach, Cohen joined the Chestnut Hill College men's and women's tennis coaching staffs prior to the spring 2017 season.[10]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 28, 2012 Baku Cup, Azerbaijan Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 3-6, 1-6

ITF finals

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

Singles: 15 (5-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. September 5, 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Mexico María José López Herrera 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 1. March 13, 2005 Toluca, Mexico Hard Brazil Larissa Carvalho 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. November 25, 2007 Mexico City Hard Argentina Clarisa Fernández 1-6, 2-6
Winner 2. December 13, 2009 Xalapa, Mexico Hard United States Gira Schofield 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 3. April 25, 2010 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard United States Lauren Albanese 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 4. July 18, 2010 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea 5-7, 1-6
Winner 3. July 25, 2010 Waterloo, Canada Clay Oman Fatma Al Nabhani 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 5. November 21, 2010 Niterói, Brazil Clay Romania Alexandra Cadan?u 1-6, 6-1, 1-6
Runner-up 6. December 5, 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Romania Alexandra Cadan?u 1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. May 28, 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Ayu-Fani Damayanti 6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Winner 4. October 8, 2011 Yerevan, Armenia Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto 7-6(8-6), 6-2
Runner-up 8. November 28, 2011 Rosario, Argentina Clay South Africa Chanel Simmonds 3-6, 4-6
Winner 5. December 10, 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Slovakia Romana Tabak 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 9. December 1, 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6-0, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 10. April 8, 2013 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Serbia Jovana Jak?i? 6-2, 3-6, 4-6

Doubles: 10 (5-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 5, 2009 Celaya, Mexico Clay Brazil Vivian Segnini Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko
Brazil Nathalia Rossi
6-1, 6-4
Winner 2. April 24, 2010 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard United States Lauren Albanese United States Macall Harkins
Brazil Vivian Segnini
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 1. June 27, 2011 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. July 11, 2011 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
Venezuela Adriana Pérez
3-6, 4-6
Winner 3. November 14, 2011 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Croatia Tereza Mrde?a Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina María Irigoyen
6-3, 2-6, [10-5]
Runner-up 3. June 25, 2012 Rome, Italy Clay Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
France Laura Thorpe
0-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Runner-up 4. October 28, 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Raluca Olaru
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Winner 4. April 15, 2013 Dothan, United States Clay Germany Tatjana Maria United States Maria Sanchez
United States Irina Falconi
6-4, 4-6, [11-9]
Runner-up 5. June 25, 2013 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay France Alizé Lim Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Russia Olga Doroshina
5-7, 3-6
Winner 5. March 17, 2014 Innisbrook, United States Clay Italy Gioia Barbieri United States Allie Kiick
United States Sachia Vickery
7-6(7-5), 6-0

See also


  1. ^ a b Julia Cohen, itftennis.com.
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC. "Born to Serve - Freshman Julia Cohen continues family tradition of tennis excellence". The Independent Florida Alligator.
  4. ^ "Q&A: Philadelphia Freedoms' Josh Cohen". July 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "x". nl.newsbank.com.
  6. ^ "Jenkins Finishes Second in Nationals". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ "Couts Returns with Win". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "". www.chiricocohen.com.
  10. ^ a b "Julia Cohen - Women's Tennis Coach". Chestnut Hill College Athletics.

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