Julia Glushko (or Yulia Glushko, Hebrew: יוליה גלושקו; born 4 January 1990) is an Israeli professional tennis player.

Glushko and her family moved to Israel when she was only 9 years old.[1] Since then, she has won eight singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 23 June 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 79. On 4 November 2013, she peaked at world number 109 in the doubles rankings.

Tennis career

She started playing tennis at the age of 4. Her parents are tennis instructors.[1]

Junior career

Glushko won four junior titles. The first three were the 2006: Saadia Rees (Grade 4), the 2007 Argentina Cup (Grade 2), and the 2007 Uruguay Bowl (Grade 2).

In March 2007 she won the Grade 1 Asunción Bowl junior girls tournament in Paraguay. It was the first Grade 1 title of her career.[2]

At the US Open in September 2007, she won her first two junior singles matches and her first round junior doubles match with Tyra Calderwood.

Professional career

Glushko made her professional debut in March 2004 at the ITF challenger event in Ramat HaSharon. She beat Diana Voskoboynik (Israel) in the first round of qualifying before losing to Yakaterina Burduli.

Her best result on the professional level has been a semi-final appearance at the ITF event in Antalya in May 2006, where she lost to Çağla Büyükakçay.

In November 2007, she won her first ITF title an event in Mallorca, Spain, beating Diana Enache in the final.

In 2008, she won three ITF titles in doubles competitions with different partners. She celebrated her maiden title at Albufeira, Portugal alongside Marina Melnikova in February, beating Babakova and Chalova in the final; followed by the victory at Porto Rafti, Greece, with Dominice Ripoll in March, and a third tournament win in May at Ra'anana, where Glushko teamed up with Manana Shapakidze.

In December 2010, she lost in the finals of the Israeli championships to Shahar Pe'er in three sets.[3]

In January 2011, she played her first grand slam qualifying, reaching the second round after losing to Nuria Llagostera Vives.

Glushko beat Shahar Pe'er in the women's final of the 2011 Israel National Championships.

In 2012, Glushko made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the US Open, after she defeated Zheng Saisai in the qualifying competition. She lost in the first round to Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets.

In May 2013, Glushko played her second Grand Slam, the French Open, after she defeated Anastasia Rodionova from Australia in the qualifying competition. Again, she lost in the first round, this time to María Teresa Torró Flor.

Glushko at the 2013 US Open

In August 2013, Glushko played in Rogers Cup qualifying and defeated Christina McHale in the first round. In the second round of qualifying she defeated Gabriela Dabrowski in straight sets and entered her first Premier tournament. She played at the US Open and after qualifying to the main draw, beat Nadia Petrova. In the second round she defeated Sachia Vickery but lost to Daniela Hantuchová in round three.

In September 2013 Glushko won her first WTA main draw match defeating Tetyana Arefyeva. In the second round she lost to Galina Voskoboeva.

In May 2014, she lost in the first round of Nürnberger to Caroline Garcia 4–6, 7–5, 5–7 after qualifying to the main draw. She played at the French Open and beat Donna Vekić in the first tound 7–5, 2–6, 6–4. In the second round she defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6–4, 3–6, 6–4. However, her run came to an end when she was heavily beaten by Sara Errani, winning only 1 game.

In June 2014, she lost in the first round of Wimbledon to Sabine Lisicki 2–6, 1–6 on the Centre Court

Fed Cup

Glushko made her Fed Cup debut with the Israeli team on 22 April 2007, in Kamloops, Canada. She lost in straight sets to Marie-Ève Pelletier after Israel had already clinched the match 3–2. In July she played Melanie Klaffner in another dead rubber, with Israel defeating Austria 4–1.

At the 2011 Fed Cup held in Eilat, Glushko won three out of her four singles rubbers – against Anne Kremer of Luxembourg, Magda Linette of Poland and Elitsa Kostova of Bulgaria. She lost to Monica Niculescu of Romania. Glushko also won two out of three doubles matches together with Shahar Pe'er – against Luxembourg and Romania. They lost to Poland.

At the 2012 Fed Cup held in Eilat, she won one out of her three singles rubbers and she won one out of her two doubles games with Shahar Pe'er. She defeated Maria João Koehler and lost to Bibiane Schoofs and Anne Keothavong. In doubles they lost to Maria João Koehler and Michelle Larcher de Brito from Portugal, but defeated Bibiane Schoofs and Michaëlla Krajicek from the Netherlands.

At the 2013 Fed Cup held in Eilat, Glushko won all four of her singles rubbers but won neither of her two doubles games with Pe'er.

Maccabiah Games

Competing at the 17th Maccabiah Games in 2005, Glushko lost to Sharon Fichman of Canada in the semi-finals.

ITF finals

Singles (8–2)

WTA 125s tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 11 November 2007 Mallorca, Spain Clay Romania Diana Buzean 6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. 30 May 2010 Ra'anana, Israel Hard Israel Keren Shlomo 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 24 October 2010 Akko, Israel Hard Germany Julia Kimmelmann 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 7 November 2010 Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard Australia Isabella Holland 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 28 November 2010 Traralgon, Australia Hard New Zealand Sacha Jones 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1. 15 July 2012 Waterloo, Canada Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard United Kingdom Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. 24 March 2013 Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, United States Clay Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 8. 7 July 2013 Waterloo, Canada Clay Canada Gabriela Dabrowski 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 13 September 2015 Dalian, China Hard China Saisai Zheng 6–2, 1–6, 5–7

Doubles (11–14)

WTA 125s tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 November 2007 Mallorca, Spain Clay France Charlene Vanneste Russia Marina Melnikova
Poland Sylwia Zagórska
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 24 November 2007 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard Israel Keren Shlomo Belarus Iryna Kurianovic
Slovenia Mika Urbančič
6–4, 6–1
Winner 1. 17 February 2008 Albufeira, Portugal Hard Russia Marina Melnikova Belarus Martina Babáková
Russia Elena Chalova
6–3, 0–6, [11–9]
Winner 2. 23 March 2008 Porto Rafti, Greece Hard Germany Dominice Ripoll Italy Nicole Clerico
Slovenia Mika Urbančič
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 3. 24 May 2008 Ra'anana, Israel Hard Georgia (country) Manana Shapakidze Israel Chen Astrogo
Netherlands Marcella Koek
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2008 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay Italy Alberta Brianti
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. 29 May 2010 Ra'anana, Israel Hard Israel Keren Shlomo Israel Efrat Mishor
Russia Anna Rapoport
3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 26 June 2010 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Turkey Pemra Özgen Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Finland Emma Laine
6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 18 July 2010 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Kristy Frilling United States Irina Falconi
United States Maria Sanchez
6–2, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 6. 23 October 2010 Akko, Israel Hard Austria Janina Toljan Belgium Gally De Wael
Czech Republic Zuzana Linhová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 29 October 2011 Netanya, Israel Hard Italy Nicole Clerico Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 29 April 2012 Charlottesville, United States Clay Russia Elena Bovina United States Maria Sanchez
United States Yasmin Schnack
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 18 May 2012 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay United Kingdom Naomi Broady Serbia Vesna Dolonc
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 29 July 2012 Lexington, United States Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska Japan Shuko Aoyama
China Xu Yifan
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]
Winner 7. 5 August 2012 Vancouver, Canada Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Natalie Pluskota
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
Runner-up 9. 11 November 2012 Pune, India Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn Russia Nina Bratchikova
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
0–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Winner 8. 18 May 2013 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Japan Kurumi Nara
7–5, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 10. 15 June 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Japan Erika Sema France Julie Coin
France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 27 July 2013 Lexington, United States Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 12. 4 May 2014 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 12 April 2015 Medellín, Colombia Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 9. 15 May 2015 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
United States Nicole Melichar
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]
Runner-up 14. 7 November 2015 Waco, United States Hard Sweden Rebecca Peterson United States Vania King
United States Nicole Gibbs
4-6, 4-6
Winner 10. 15 November 2015 Scottsdale, United States Hard Sweden Rebecca Peterson Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
4-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Winner 11. 08 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay Russia Alexandra Panova United States Jessica Pegula
United States Maria Sanchez
7-5, 6-4

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q2 Q2 1R Q2 0–1
French Open Q1 A 1R 3R Q1 2–1
Wimbledon Q1 A Q3 1R Q1 0–1
US Open Q3 1R 3R 1R Q2 2–2


  1. ^ a b Abramowitz Shaviv, Miriam (6 September 2006). "Arrivals: From the Ukraine to Wingate". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ http://itfjuniors.lawntennisnews.com/content/view/278/2/ Archived 1 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Sinai, Allon (25 December 2010). "Weintraub, Pe'er take national championships". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 

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