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Giulia Casoni
Giulia Casoni
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceFerrara, Italy
Born (1978-04-19) 19 April 1978 (age 43)
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 (53.6%)
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 (63.9%)
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)

Giulia Casoni (Italian pronunciation: ['d?u:lja ka'zo:ni -'so:-];[1][2] born 19 April 1978) is a retired Italian tennis player.[3][4]

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

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

Casoni retired from professional tennis in 2006, after struggling with a knee injury.[5]

Personal life

Casoni was born to Ilario and Angela Casoni, and has a brother Lorenzo.[6][7]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 4 (3-1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I 5 (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (3-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
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

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles: 1 (1-0)

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

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (4-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 August 1994 Alghero, Italy Hard United States Corina Morariu 5-7, 6-7(5)
Winner 2. 18 June 1995 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Italy Monica Guglielmi 7-6, 7-6
Winner 3. 4 August 1996 Catania, Italy Clay Netherlands Debby Haak 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 31 March 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Hungary Anna Földényi 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 3 August 1997 Catania, Italy Clay Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 7-6(3), 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 8 December 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Maria Paola Zavagli 5-7, 6-7(8)
Runner-up 7. 7 February 1998 Birkenhead, United Kingdom Hard (i) Hungary Petra Mandula 0-6, 6-2, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 13 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez 7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 20 June 1999 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Petra Begerow 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Runner-up 10. 19 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova 2-6, 3-6

Doubles (27-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 September 1993 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Italy Germana Di Natale
Italy Giulia Toschi
7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 21 August 1994 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Italy Sara Ventura Italy Francesca Lubiani
Italy Maria Paola Zavagli
6-7, 5-7
Winner 3. 24 April 1995 Bari, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marina Gojkovi?
Serbia Dragana Zari?
6-0, 6-0
Runner-up 4. 12 June 1995 Massa, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Italy Marzia Grossi
6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 5. 18 March 1996 Reims, France Clay Italy Flora Perfetti Australia Siobhan Drake-Brockman
France Catherine Tanvier
6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Winner 6. 27 July 1997 Camaiore, Italy Clay Italy Federica Fortuni Australia Cindy Dock
Australia Jenny-Anne Fetch
6-4, 6-1
Winner 7. 3 August 1997 Muri Antichi, Italy Clay Italy Federica Fortuni Ukraine Natalia Bondarenko
Bulgaria Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
7-6, 6-2
Winner 8. 10 August 1997 Catania, Italy Clay Italy Sabina Da Ponte China Ding Ding
China Ni Wei
6-4, 6-2
Winner 9. 8 December 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Maria Paola Zavagli Spain Tamara Aranda
Spain Julia Carballal
6-2, 6-4
Winner 10. 7 February 1998 Birkenhead, United Kingdom Hard (i) Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Olga Ivanova
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 11. 24 August 1998 Milan, Italy Grass Croatia Marijana Kova?evi? Japan Hiroko Mochizuki
Japan Ryoko Takemura
6-4, 6-7(5), 4-6
Runner-up 12. 27 September 1998 Lecce, Italy Clay Italy Stefania Chieppa Italy Katia Altilia
Austria Stefanie Haidner
0-6, 2-6
Winner 13. 13 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay Italy Katia Altilia Spain Paula Garcia
Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
6-3, 7-6(4)
Runner-up 14. 7 June 1999 Galatina, ?taly Clay Italy Maria Paola Zavagli Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
Argentina Erica Krauth
1-6, 3-6
Winner 15. 20 June 1999 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Kirstin Freye Slovakia Andrea ?ebová
Czech Republic Magdalena Zd?novcová
6-3, 6-3
Winner 16. 6 March 2000 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i) Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Germany Angelika Bachmann
Denmark Eva Dyrberg
6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 17. 10 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard (i) Germany Angelika Bachmann Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 18. 22 October 2000 Cardiff, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Belgium Laurence Courtois United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-0, 1-6, 3-6
Winner 19. 29 July 2001 Pamplona, Spain Hard Italy Roberta Vinci Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
7-6, 6-4
Winner 20. 3 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi Spain Eva Bes
Spain Gisela Riera
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 21. 27 January 2002 Fullerton, United States Hard Netherlands Amanda Hopmans United States Melissa Middleton
United States Brie Rippner
6-2, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 22. 3 February 2002 Rockford, United States Hard (i) Netherlands Amanda Hopmans United States Melissa Middleton
United States Brie Rippner
6-4, ret.
Runner-up 23. 11 February 2003 Southampton,
United Kingdom
Hard (i) Italy Roberta Vinci Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
3-6, 4-6
Winner 24. 7 September 2003 Fano, Italy Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Spain Gala León García
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
6-3, 6-3
Winner 25. 5 October 2003 Caserta, Italy Clay Estonia Maret Ani Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine
7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 26. 23 May 2004 Caserta, Italy Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
1-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 27. 31 May 2004 Galatina, Italy Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Germany Kathrin Wörle
6-4, 6-0
Runner-up 28. 9 August 2004 Martina Franca, Italy Clay Italy Nina Bratchikova France Aurélie Védy
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
1-6, 6-3, 6-7
Winner 29. 28 September 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Croatia Darija Jurak Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
6-0, 6-2
Winner 30. 19 December 2004 Bergamo, Italy Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
Germany Julia Schruff
6-2, 6-3
Winner 31. 13 February 2005 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i) Italy Francesca Lubiani Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6-4, 6-3
Winner 32. 7 May 2005 Catania, Italy Clay Italy Alberta Brianti Italy Giulia Gabba
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6-3, 6-3
Winner 33. 28 May 2005 Campobasso, Italy Clay Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine Slovakia Katarína Kachlíková
Slovakia Lenka Tvaro?ková
6-0, 7-5
Winner 34. 12 June 2005 Gorizia, Italy Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Ukraine Olena Antypina
Russia Nina Bratchikova
6-2, 6-0
Winner 35. 14 August 2005 Rimini, Italy Clay Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6-2, 6-4
Winner 36. 19 February 2006 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Italy Alberta Brianti United States Raquel Atawo
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
6-4, 7-6(4)
Winner 37. 26 February 2006 Saint-Georges, Canada Hard (i) Italy Alberta Brianti Czech Republic Veronika Chvojková
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
6-2, 3-6, 6-1

References

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Giulia". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Casoni". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Fed Cup - Players". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Giulia Casoni". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ 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 2019.
  6. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | Players | Info (Biography) | Giulia Casoni
  7. ^ Giulia Casoni at the International Tennis Federation

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