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CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 19th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Congrats on winning the doubles title! I think this will put Julie into the top 100 in doubles. Her previous highest ranking was #99 * feb, 06 ). Julie Ditty had an AMAZING week infront of her home crowd. She has been on the tour for 5 years and has not been past #229 in the world. This week she started out world #297 and will end the year world #250. She will have a shot at playing in the quali draw in Australia if she wins a couple matches in the San Diego 50K next week :bounce:
Does anyonelse have any other info in Julie ?? Her WtaTour.com profile does not go into great detail . I know that she is 27 years old and only started on the tour 5 years ago! Did she go to college ?? Thanks... :bounce:

Mana
Nov 19th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Leanne/Julie :worship::worship:

Leanne playing so well at the moment!

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:03 PM
Leanne/Julie :worship::worship:

Leanne playing so well at the moment!

Yes she is :) Maybe they will play doubles together in 2007 ?? What willl Leannes doubles ranking be after this win ?? :D :bounce:

vogus
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:08 PM
not 100% sure but i believe Ditty graduated from University of Tennessee and played #1 on the team there, they announced at the tournie that her parents and grandparents had driven down from Tennessee to watch the final.

Leanne Baker has a nice lefty game as well, with a 1-handed backhand. It's always a little funny to watch 2 lefties playing doubles together.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Ditty played US OPEN Qualies in 1999 as a WC. I am assuming that was playing tennis in college at the time and recieved one that way. Maybe she won 1 of the big college titles ?? She also played Us Open Qualies in 2005 based on her ranking. No other slam appearences in singles. I do not know about doubles. WTAtour.com does not post that sort of info for every player. :-( So...if she can win a match or 2 next week in San Diego she could play in the Australian Open for the first time at age 27 :D What great story! :bounce:

crazyroberto6767
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:24 PM
not 100% sure but i believe Ditty graduated from University of Tennessee and played #1 on the team there, they announced at the tournie that her parents and grandparents had driven down from Tennessee to watch the final.
I think she went to Vanderbilt actually (so in Tennessee still). I think she got that qualie WC in 99 for winning the ITA summer championships.

tucker1989
Nov 19th, 2006, 11:36 PM
I think she went to Vanderbilt actually (so in Tennessee still). I think she got that qualie WC in 99 for winning the ITA summer championships.

Yeah, she went to Vanderbilt and graduated with a degree in elementary education :D

brunof
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:01 AM
It's great for Leanne. I read she's in better shape, and the results are coming in.

Here is a picture of the "picture perfect" Ditty family. :devil:

http://www.jackdittymd.com/images/jd_DittyFamily_Portrait.jpg

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:22 AM
I think she went to Vanderbilt actually (so in Tennessee still). I think she got that qualie WC in 99 for winning the ITA summer championships.

Thanks
:yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:22 AM
It's great for Leanne. I read she's in better shape, and the results are coming in.

Here is a picture of the "picture perfect" Ditty family. :devil:

http://www.jackdittymd.com/images/jd_DittyFamily_Portrait.jpg

:lol: Very nice! ;)