Julie Pullin
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Julie Pullin

Julie Pullin
Country (sports) United Kingdom
 England
ResidenceBrighton & Hove, Sussex
Born (1975-11-05) 5 November 1975 (age 43)
Cuckfield, Sussex
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2003
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$421,976
Singles
Career record302-283
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 125 (10 April 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Doubles
Career record255-183
Career titles25 ITF
Highest ranking67 (2 February 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1998)
French Open2R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open1R (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001)

Julie Pullin (born 5 November 1975), now Julie Hobbs, is a retired British tennis player who turned professional in 1993. She won eight singles titles and 25 doubles titles on the ITF circuit, many with compatriot Lorna Woodroffe. She is most well known for receiving nine wild cards over her career for the ladies' singles at Wimbledon, but failing to win a match.

She reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of 125 in April 2000, after she achieved her best performance in a Grand Slam championship, qualifying and reaching the second round of the Australian Open for the first time.[1] Pullin had defeated Slovak 15th seed Martina Suchá in the first round of qualifying 6-4, 7-5, Gloria Pizzichini 6-4, 6-0 in the second and American Samantha Reeves in the final round 6-2, 7-6. She defeated another American, Jane Chi, 6-1, 6-3 in the first round proper, before narrowly losing to Chinese wild card Yi Jing-Qian, 3-6, 6-2, 7-9. It was the only tournament where Pullin won a main-draw Grand Slam match in singles.

She reached the second round of the Wimbledon ladies' doubles tournament once in 2000, with Woodroffe, beating Dawn Buth and Julie Scott 6-4, 6-1, before losing to the 14th seeded Anke Huber and Barbara Schett in the second round.

Julie Pullin announced her retirement in 2003, after playing her last professional singles match in the first round at Wimbledon, losing 1-6, 3-6 to Lina Krasnoroutskaya.

Personal life

Pullin was born in Cuckfield in Sussex to her father Alan and her tennis coach mother Andrea. She has two brothers, Roger and Keith, and a sister, Vicki. She was coached during her career by Leighton Alfred.

Her married name is now Hobbs, and under that name she is now the head coach at the Pavilion and Avenue Tennis Club in Brighton.[2]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 1997 Cardiff, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United States Debbie Graham
3-6, 4-6

ITF finals

Singles: 18 (8-10)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 March 1992 Harare, Zimbabwe Hard Zimbabwe Julia Muir 6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. 6 April 1992 Gaborone, Botswana Hard South Africa Estelle Gevers 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 5 July 1993 Frinton, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Lucie Ahl 1-6, 6-3, 1-6
Winner 4. 9 August 1993 College Park, United States Hard United States Vickie Paynter 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 27 September 1993 Bracknell, Great Britain Hard Russia Svetlana Parkhomenko 5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 4 March 1996 Haifa, Israel Hard Israel Hila Rosen 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. 4 May 1996 Hatfield, Great Britainm Clay South Africa Jessica Steck 6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 8. 8 July 1996 Easton, United States Hard United States Stephanie Mabry 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 29 September 1996 Telford, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lucie Ahl 3-6, 7-6, 3-6
Winner 10. 27 April 1997 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward 6-0, 6-3
Winner 11. 14 February 1998 Birmingham, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Joanne Ward 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Winner 12. 9 August 1998 Lexington, United States Hard United Kingdom Abigail Tordoff 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 7 November 1999 Hull, Great Britain Hard (i) Republic of Ireland Yvonne Doyle 4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 14. 20 February 2000 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) Russia Elena Bovina 6-2, 0-6, 1-6
Runner-up 15. 30 October 2000 Hull, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Louise Latimer 2-4, 2-4, 1-4
Runner-up 16. 19 February 2001 Algarve, Portugal Hard Russia Ekaterina Kozhokina 4-6, 6-4, 3-6
Winner 17. 9 October 2001 Cardiff, Great Britain Carpet (i) Denmark Eva Dyrberg 6-1, 6-7(1-7), 6-2
Winner 18. 5 May 2002 Gifu, Japan Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: 45 (25-20)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 February 1992 Swindon, Great Britain Carpet United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United States Jacqueline Geller
United States Tina Samara
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 4 May 1992 Lee-on-the-Solent, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Alison Smith
United Kingdom Tamsin Wainwright
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Australia Robyn Mawdsley Japan Ei Iida
Japan Nana Smith
4-6, 5-7
Winner 4. 5 February 1996 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Melissa Beadman
Estonia Helen Laupa
6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 5. 18 February 1996 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Lucie Ahl
United Kingdom Joanne Ward
6-7, 3-6
Winner 6. 4 March 1996 Haifa, Israel Hard United Kingdom Kate Warne-Holland Israel Hila Rosen
Israel Shiri Burstein
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 22 April 1996 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Helen Crook
United Kingdom Victoria Davies
2-6, 0-6
Winner 8. 29 September 1996 Telford, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Russia Natalia Egorova
Netherlands Henriëtte van Aalderen
6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 9. 6 October 1996 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Emily Bond
United Kingdom Ekaterina Roubanova
6-2, 6-4
Winner 10. 28 October 1996 Edinburgh, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Dominican Republic Joelle Schad
Germany Syna Schmidle
6-3, 6-4
Winner 11. 16 February 1997 Birmingham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
6-2, 6-4
Winner 12. 23 February 1997 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United Kingdom Clare Wood
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 7 April 1997 Hvar, Croatia Clay United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Slovakia Patrícia Marková
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
6-7(3-7), 4-6
Runner-up 14. 27 April 1997 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
3-6, 5-7
Winner 15. 14 July 1997 Clearwater, United States Hard (i) United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Canada Maureen Drake
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 16. 27 July 1997 Peachtree City, United States Hard United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan
Japan Kaoru Shibata
4-6, 1-6
Winner 17. 19 October 1997 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Na?uk
6-2, 6-1
Winner 18. 2 November 1997 Edinburgh, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Netherlands Seda Noorlander
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 19. 26 July 1998 Peachtree City, United States Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Canada Vanessa Webb
United States Keri Phebus
3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 20. 2 August 1998 Winnipeg, Canada Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic Canada Vanessa Webb
United States Keri Phebus
6-4, 4-6, 6-7
Winner 21. 23 August 1998 The Bronx, United States Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Greece Christína Papadáki
France Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 22. 9 August 1998 Lexington, United States Hard South Korea Kim Eun-ha France Alexandra Fusai
Argentina Florencia Labat
4-6, 1-6
Winner 23. 18 October 1999 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Romania Magda Mihalache
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
6-3, 6-2
Winner 24. 7 November 1999 Hull, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 25. 20 February 2000 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe France Alexandra Fusai
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-7(1-7)
Runner-up 26. 21 February 2000 Bushey, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Annabel Ellwood
Australia Nadejda Ostrovskaya
1-6, 1-6
Winner 27. 6 March 2000 Haikou, China Hard Germany Gréta Arn South Korea Chae Kyung-yee
Japan Ryoko Takemura
7-5, 6-4
Winner 28. 22 October 2000 Cardiff, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Italy Giulia Casoni
Belgium Laurence Courtois
0-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 29. 30 October 2000 Hull, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Germany Mia Buric
Germany Syna Schmidle
4-1, 1-4, 4-1, 5-4(4)
Winner 30. 11 February 2001 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 31. 19 February 2001 Algarve, Portugal Hard United Kingdom Alice Barnes France Carine Bornu
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
3-6, 3-6
Winner 32. 25 March 2001 La Cañada, United States Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Japan Rika Hiraki
South Korea Kim Eun-ha
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 33. 6 May 2001 Gifu, Japan Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
South Korea Kim Eun-ha
6-1, 4-6, 6-7(2-7)
Runner-up 34. 13 May 2001 Fukuoka, Japan Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Japan Rika Hiraki
United States Nana Smith
0-6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 35. 20 May 2001 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Helen Crook
United Kingdom Victoria Davies
6-2, 6-1
Winner 36. 4 June 2001 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe South Africa Kim Grant
United States Lilia Osterloh
7-6(7-3), 7-5
Winner 37. 15 July 2001 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Australia Trudi Musgrave South Africa Natalie Grandin
South Africa Kim Grant
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 38. 29 July 2001 Pamplona, Spain Clay Australia Trudi Musgrave Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Roberta Vinci
6-7(2-7), 4-6
Winner 39. 5 August 2001 Alghero, Italy Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave Estonia Maret Ani
Brazil Joana Cortez
6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 40. 16 September 2001 Peachtree City, United States Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave United States Allison Bradshaw
United States Jennifer Russell
6-7(1-7), 2-6
Runner-up 41. 19 March 2002 La Cañada, United States Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe South Africa Kim Grant
United States Abigail Spears
6-4, 5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 42. 12 May 2002 Fukuoka, Japan Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Japan Shinobu Asagoe
South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
2-6, 4-6
Winner 43. 9 June 2002 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe South Africa Nannie de Villiers
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 44. 8 October 2002 Cardiff, Great Britain Hard (i) Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva France Marion Bartoli
Canada Vanessa Webb
4-6, 2-6
Winner 45. 17 November 2002 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave United States Amanda Augustus
United States Gabriela Lastra
7-6(7-1), 6-2

Unplayed final

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
NP N/A 5 June 1999 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Japan Rika Hiraki
United States Linda Wild
cancelled

References

  1. ^ "Pullin flies British flag". London: www.bbc.co.uk. 17 January 2000. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Tennis Coaching Team".

External links

Preceded by
Louise Latimer
Lucie Ahl
Lucie Ahl
British Tennis number one
10 April 2000 - 16 April 2000
6 August 2001 - 17 March 2002
6 May 2002 - 22 September 2002
Succeeded by
Louise Latimer
Lucie Ahl
Elena Baltacha

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