Julie Ditty
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Julie Ditty
Julie Ditty
Julie Ditty hitting ball Albuquerque 2008.jpg
Ditty at a $75k event in Albuquerque (2008)
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAshland, Kentucky
Born (1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 41)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2012
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$493,612
Singles
Career record294-231
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 89 (March 24, 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2008)
French Open1R (2008)
Wimbledon1R (2008)
US OpenQ3 (2007)
Doubles
Career record296-168
Career titles0 WTA, 30 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 66 (August 3, 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French Open2R (2009)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open3R (2008)

Julie Ditty (born January 4, 1979) is an American retired tennis player.

She had her WTA Tour breakthrough when she reached the semifinals of the Bell Challenge. It 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

In 2008, Ditty qualified for the Open Gaz de France tournament in Paris where she lost to the No. 6 seed and former world No. 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 second round there before falling to qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 4-6, after having leads in both sets. Her win over world No. 22 Alona Bondarenko was best-ever career win. In August, Julie defeated Yuan Meng in the first round at Cincinnati, marking her first win in a WTA main draw since Antwerp.

2009

Ditty was named to the United States Fed Cup team for their match in February against Argentina, after Bethanie Mattek withdrew with an injury; she played doubles with Liezel Huber. They would win the decisive match for the U.S. team, 6-2, 6-3.[1]

Following Fed Cup, Julie lost in the opening round in Midland and in Memphis. She did not play in March.

In April, she won her opening main-draw match in Charleston, South Carolina, defeating Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-1. This would mark her first tour-level win for the year. In her next tournament, a $75k at Dothan, Alabama, Julie retired in her opening round against Yan Zi. In doubles, she partnered with Carly Gullickson to extend her record of USTA ITF titles to 35 as they would win the doubles title.

In May, she entered the singles qualifying draws in Rome, Madrid, Strasbourg, and the French Open, failing to qualify in all four. In Rome, she partnered with Jill Craybas to win their opening round before falling in the second.

2010

Ditty appeared in the Family Circle Cup, Sony Ericsson Open, and in Wimbledon. She won her first qualifying match against Margalita Chakhnashvili, 6-4, 6-3. She then went on to defeat Jelena Doki?, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the final round of qualifying where she lost a place in the main draw to compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

2014

In June 2014, Ditty emerged from retirement and led Team Kentucky to a decisive win in the Southern Senior Cup Women's 35 and over division. She followed this up by winning the US Open National Playoff tournament for the Southern section [2]

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (9-5)

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

Doubles (30-22)

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

References

  1. ^ Mattek Out, Ditty in on US Fed Cup Squad SI.com, February 2, 2009
  2. ^ [1] USONP Southern section

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