While all of us were into the Olympics, that didn't bode all too well as far as Israeli tennis is concerned, Julia recorded last week the best tournament yet of her promising, upcoming career, a semifinal at a 50K in Russia, including her first top-200 win. All her matches were tight three-setters against higher rated opponents.
The event added nearly 50% to her ranking points and moved her 80 places up, very close to the top 400 in the world.
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ST, RUSSIA, August 17, 2008, $ 50,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 487, Seed/Entry:
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 (2) PALKINA, KSENIA KGZ 197 W 6-1 2-6 6-3
R16 BURYACHOK, IRINA UKR 332 W 7-5 5-7 6-0
Q BUYUKAKCAY, CAGLA TUR 425 W 4-6 6-1 6-4
S (4) SHAPATAVA, SOFIA GEO 283 L 6-3 4-6 6-4
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 16 Prize Money: $2185