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Makkabi
May 15th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Cur Prv Name/Country Rank Pts Qual Pts Tours

902 (931) GLUSHKO, JULIA ISR 7.75 0.00 7




:eek: :bounce: :kiss:



Julia Glushko
Date of Birth January 4, 1990


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Anyone have pics of her???

shirgan
May 15th, 2006, 05:06 PM
From google.com images:

Julia Glushko of Israel in action against Xuan Yu of China at the ITF juniors tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (5-1-2006)
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060105/sp2.jpg

Makkabi
May 16th, 2006, 01:59 PM
^ Thanks... :)

neospecialist
May 16th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Julia won today at Antalya-Serik 6-3 3-6 6-4.

Meteor Shower
May 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Julia into 10K Ankara SF
def. Manana Shapikadze 6-3 5-2 rtd.

she is a talent :yeah: :) and pretty too :hearts:
she has got alot of things to improve on though.

neospecialist
May 19th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Julia lost a close 3-setter in the semi-finals at Antalya-Serik.

Tenisci
May 19th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Çağla Büyükakçay TUR def. Julia Gluschko ISR 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-2

Makkabi
May 24th, 2006, 03:06 PM
:(

neospecialist
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Glushko wins in first round in Portugal. 5-7 6-1 6-2 over Percy. Faces Number 1 seed in next round.

shirgan
Jun 21st, 2006, 04:18 AM
Next round she faces the no.1 seed De Lattre, ranked #367 :scared:

Makkabi
Jun 22nd, 2006, 05:16 AM
Go Julia!!!

neospecialist
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:02 PM
Big win for Julia!! Beat the #1 seed Delattre 6-3 6-3.

Meteor Shower
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:10 PM
Wow Julia :eek:

Next vs. Silvia, a good player.

Good luck!

shirgan
Jun 23rd, 2006, 03:57 AM
Wow :yeah:

shirgan
Jun 23rd, 2006, 04:02 AM
In doubles
1st round:
FAHOUM (ISR) / GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated GUERREIRO (POR) / RAFFUL (BRA) 61 61
QF:
GONZALEZ (AUS) / SWIFT (AUS) defeated FAHOUM (ISR) / GLUSHKO (ISR) 61 61

shirgan
Jun 23rd, 2006, 04:11 AM
Wow Julia :eek:

Next vs. Silvia, a good player.

Good luck!
Last name Silva not Silvia ;)

Neuza Silva

Makkabi
Jun 23rd, 2006, 04:04 PM
GOOOOOOOO JULIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce:

PointBlank
Jun 23rd, 2006, 05:09 PM
Neuza SILVA (POR) defeated Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) 60 62.

:sad: but good run Julia.

shirgan
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Julia wins 1st round in another 10k in Portugal

Julia Glushko (ISR) def. Fabiana Mak (BRA) 6-4 7-5

shirgan
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:44 PM
in doubles she loses in QFs after a bye in 1st round

Makkabi
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:39 AM
Go Julia!

shirgan
Jun 30th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Julia lost in the second round:

(7)Melissa Berry (GBR) def. Julia Glushko (ISR) 61 61

Makkabi
Jul 1st, 2006, 07:27 AM
:o

shirgan
Jul 10th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Her success in Portugal has risen her to a new high rank in singles - #781
and in doubles she has matched her previous high rank: #811

Shonami Slam
Jul 13th, 2006, 12:22 PM
one win at 25K level would be such a boost.
the points in 10Ks are almost i-relevant

shirgan
Jul 13th, 2006, 12:27 PM
one win at 25K level would be such a boost.
the points in 10Ks are almost i-relevant
in three months all of them will get a chance at a tier IV ;)

Shonami Slam
Jul 14th, 2006, 08:44 AM
in three months all of them will get a chance at a tier IV ;)

you'll see, with my bad luck the draw will look something like:

1 Peer
WC Glushko
Savransky
8 Smashnova
...
...

shirgan
Jul 14th, 2006, 09:17 AM
you'll see, with my bad luck the draw will look something like:

1 Peer
WC Glushko
Savransky
8 Smashnova
...
...
:lol:
hope not!

Meteor Shower
Aug 27th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Julia reached SF in Grade3 in the U.S :)
losing to Nastya P 1-6 2-6 :o

She will play next the
Canadian Open-G1

shirgan
Aug 27th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Julia reached SF in Grade3 in the U.S :)
losing to Nastya P 1-6 2-6 :o

She will play next the
Canadian Open-G1
is that you ASAP?

why did you cahnge your name?
and what is grade 3? tier III?

didn't know she's playing wta tour tournies...

Meteor Shower
Aug 27th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Hi shirgan :wavey:

Yes, its me, ASAP.
I got sick of the nickname for months now,
so I've changed it finally!

What I forgot to do is change my avatar
and now I'm stuck without vCash and the ability
to change it, although its cute I want something else.

Juniors turnaments has Grades, just like Seniors has Tiers.
Julia hasn't reached a Tier III turnament SF (I wish!) but a
Juniors Grade 3 SF.

shirgan
Aug 27th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Oh ok thanks ;) didn't know that

Shonami Slam
Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:12 AM
Julia Glushko ISR (12) - Trina Slapeka LAT 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5

usopen junior quallies and julia is through, though she worked much harder than expected.

Kutuzova
Jan 7th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Finalist at the Israeli nationals and now a G1 junior semifinalist..looks like she is improving!

geri234
Feb 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Yulia won a Junior tournament in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.
She was the #1 seeded.
As a result of this win she will crack the Top50 in the girls ranking and she will enter the Junior Grand Slams main draw automatically.

geri234
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:43 AM
Yulia is in a second final in a row.
She is playing in Uruguay and beat a british player 7-5 6-3 after she was down 2-5 and the game was suspended because of the rain.

She will get around the Top40 in the Juniors ranking.

Makkabi
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:05 PM
congrats! when will she enter senior rankin?

geri234
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:59 PM
Yulia win a second title in a row!!:worship:
She beat the player that she beat in last week's final.

Makkabi
Mar 4th, 2007, 04:12 AM
mazal tov julia!

geri234
Mar 11th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Yulia won a third title in a row.
she beat 6-2 6-2 a french player.

neospecialist
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:01 PM
2nd Round Ra'anana,Israel ITF $10,000

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Fernanda HERMENEGILDO (BRA) (8) 63 64

geri234
Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
Yulia lost to Evegeniya Linetskaya in the QF 1-6 2-6.

ronim1
Mar 26th, 2007, 09:24 AM
is that you ASAP?

why did you cahnge your name?
and what is grade 3? tier III?

didn't know she's playing wta tour tournies...

Junior tournamnets are graded from 5 ( the lowest ) until1,
and than A for slams.

Makkabi
Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:01 AM
now shes rankin as 896!!!

Kutuzova
May 11th, 2007, 11:25 PM
She is playing a 25k in Turkey next week..in the qualies..good luck!

ronim1
May 12th, 2007, 06:29 AM
She is playing a 25k in Turkey next week..in the qualies..good luck!

:yeah:

neospecialist
May 12th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Has won first two matches in qualifiers and needs to beat Cagla Buykakav in final qualifier match to get to the main draw!

Kutuzova
May 12th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Go Julia!

neospecialist
May 13th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Glushko pushes through to the main draw in Turkey. Wins 4-6 6-3 6-3 over Buyukakav in final qualifier. Will face Pemra Ozgen of Turkey in the first round of the main draw.

Tenisci
May 13th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Glushko pushes through to the main draw in Turkey. Wins 4-6 6-3 6-3 over Buyukakav in final qualifier. Will face Pemra Ozgen of Turkey in the first round of the main draw.

It is BUYUKAKCAY ;)

neospecialist
May 13th, 2007, 05:51 PM
It is BUYUKAKCAY ;)

My apologies :help:

Makkabi
May 14th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Are you sure that Julia win the match against Buyukakcay?
Coz according to Wikipedia, it says she lost to Buyukakcay!

ronim1
May 14th, 2007, 04:41 PM
You can check it out at the ITF site:

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1100015587&event=1100089106&round=3

neospecialist
May 14th, 2007, 05:56 PM
GLusko lost in the first round of the main draw to Ozgen.

ronim1
May 14th, 2007, 06:09 PM
What a pity

:sad: :sad:
:banghead: :banghead:

Kutuzova
May 28th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Julia is playing the Astrid Bowl for a warm-up for the RG Junior Tourney

Archer16
Jul 29th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Long time without an update here.
The 1st round lost at Wimbledon girls tournament (being seeded 12) from a set up was a letdown.
It's good that she got another Fed Cup experience, Tzipi won't be there forever. It was also a rare chance to see her in action. She showed glimpses of her talent, but committed way too many unforced errors. There is a lot to work on.
Well, she's still very young. I think entering the top 100 in three years is an achievable goal for her.

Darop.
Aug 19th, 2007, 12:21 AM
I saw Julia play in a Summer Cup a few weeks ago, along with Nadine and Chen Astrugo. All three of them were so sweet, kind, funny and very down to earth.

I must say I liked Julia the most, she has quite a temper :drool: and hits the ball very hard, and she always seemed to enjoy herself so much.

Best of luck Julia! :D

FlushingMeadows
Sep 4th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Julia beat Allie Will of the US in the first round of the US Open (Jr. Girls Division) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Darop.
Sep 4th, 2007, 10:53 AM
Good win for Julia, but still a bit too close for my liking :unsure:

Archer16
Sep 5th, 2007, 06:25 AM
Mind you she was 2-5 down in the third!
Second round was a bit more comfortable: Glushko - Johanna Konta (AUS) 7-5 6-3

If she wins her third round match, top seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be waiting in the QF :scared:

FlushingMeadows
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:34 PM
She also won in 1st round doubles.

Darop.
Sep 5th, 2007, 02:43 PM
C'mon Julia :bounce:

Archer16
Sep 5th, 2007, 07:33 PM
She also won in 1st round doubles.
And a few minutes ago the 2nd round as well :) (seeded 7 with Tyra Calderwood [AUS], will probably meet the 3rd seeds in the QF).

Archer16
Sep 6th, 2007, 10:13 PM
If she wins her third round match, top seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be waiting in the QF :scared:
Well, that needn't scare us anymore since she got hammered in the 3rd round 6-3 6-0 by Kucova (SVK) :sad:
Later she and her partner also lost in doubles, 5-7 in the decider.

Darop.
Sep 6th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Ah, bad loss for Julia... She seems to be in a slump... :sad:

ronim1
Sep 7th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Ah, bad loss for Julia... She seems to be in a slump... :sad:

It's not only a slump.
When was the last time she beat someone ranked higher than her?
All her big wins earlier this year in South America came when she was ranked # 1.
In all mayors she lost in the early rounds.
It's not that I don't appreciate her accomplishment, but she has a long way to go to prove to her and us that she really will be a top player.
I really hope she will become one.

Archer16
Sep 9th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Ah, bad loss for Julia... She seems to be in a slump... :sad:
Although it was too one-sided, it has to be said that her opponent went on to win the title, ousting the top two seeds (Pavlyuchenkova and the younger Radwanska) en route.
She is ~500 in the WTA rankings, much higher than Glushko, so it's a bit strange that she was unseeded here.

neospecialist
Oct 9th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Finally beat a higher rated player in a $10,000 ITF in Benicarlo,Spain.

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) def. Matilde MUNOZ-GONZALVES (ESP) (7) 2-6 6-3 7-5

ronim1
Oct 9th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Finally beat a higher rated player in a $10,000 ITF in Benicarlo,Spain.

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) def. Matilde MUNOZ-GONZALVES (ESP) (7) 2-6 6-3 7-5

That's wonderful news

neospecialist
Oct 12th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Glushko stays hot into the third round at Benicarlo

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) def. Sheila SOLSONA-CARCASONA (ESP) 6-2 6-2

ronim1
Oct 12th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Glushko stays hot into the third round at Benicarlo

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) def. Sheila SOLSONA-CARCASONA (ESP) 6-2 6-2

Thanks for the news.
Let's see how she will play against the #2 ranked Spanish player COSTAS-MOREIRA,(If she'll win her second round match)

neospecialist
Oct 12th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Glushko lost in the quarter-finals:

Leticia COSTAS-MOREIRA (ESP) (2) defeated Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) 6-1 1-6 6-2

neospecialist
Nov 8th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Another big win in Spain for Julia today.

Julia Glushko (ISR,Q) def Eva Fernandez-Brugues (ESP,2) 6-4 6-2

neospecialist
Nov 9th, 2007, 11:41 PM
Glushko advances into the semi-finals at Mallorca,Spain.
Julia Glushko (ISR,Q) def. Taja Mohorcic (SLO) 6-2 5-7 6-3

shirgan
Nov 10th, 2007, 01:34 AM
nice :)

neospecialist
Nov 10th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Julia into her first ITF Final!!!!!

Julia Glushko (ISR,Q) def. Sandra Soler-Solà (ESP) 6-4 6-4

ronim1
Nov 10th, 2007, 04:12 PM
We'll keep our fingers crossed.
:bounce:

Archer16
Nov 10th, 2007, 09:35 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentresults.asp?tournament=1100016461&event=1100092819 (finally the site has come back to life)
No one mentioned that Shlomo also took part in this tournament (lost 1r to a qualifier).
And here too, fingers crossed :tennis: :)

Darop.
Nov 10th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Good luck Julia :banana:

neospecialist
Nov 11th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Julia wins first ITF title!!!

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Diana ENACHE (ROU) (3) 6-0 6-0


"Bagel Babe 2" is born??

Darop.
Nov 11th, 2007, 02:29 PM
WOW JULIA! :banana:

What an awesome week and win in the final! :D

shirgan
Nov 11th, 2007, 03:05 PM
wow :)

shirgan
Nov 11th, 2007, 03:07 PM
by the way this is the picture of Julia Glushko on the itf site
I think it's a mistake no? :confused:

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_28414_player.JPG

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100042719

shirgan
Nov 11th, 2007, 03:11 PM
This means she will almost double the points she has now!!!
and probably will reach a career high rank

Darop.
Nov 11th, 2007, 03:29 PM
by the way this is the picture of Julia Glushko on the itf site
I think it's a mistake no? :confused:

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_28414_player.JPG

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100042719

It is a mistake, that's not her...

:shrug:

ronim1
Nov 11th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Does anyone know what happened in the game?
Was ENACHE injured?
I don't want to take anything away from Julia's win, but a double bagle in any final is weird.

Archer16
Nov 11th, 2007, 10:51 PM
According to one source (http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/152/1193540), Enache was injured, but this doesn't take anything from the achievement - 8 wins, 16-1 in sets, any tournament win from qualifiers is special.
May this be the first of many :bigclap:
She will reach a new career high of about 730-740, it may only be next monday; according to what I've noticed after Shlomo reached her final last month, I think they don't calculate the smallest ITFs right away, maybe because there are too many of them, or as a kind of precausion.

Both her and Keren are heading for another tourney at the same venue:
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100016469&event=&order=Position
If there are no more withdrawals then it's slightly stronger than the first one.
And it's not her in the picture...

justine schnyder
Dec 11th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Julia plays Juniors tourniment in Mexico this week (I thought the Orange ball would be her last.. :confused: )

Anyway, She's the 2nd seed and she's in the 2nd round now.
In the 1st round she defeted Laura Slater (GBR, ranked 214) 6:1 6:3.
and she'll play in the second against Sloane Stephens from USA (ranked 438)
Good luck! :)

Darop.
Dec 11th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Wow, great win in the first round :banana:

Keep on going now ;)

justine schnyder
Dec 11th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Oh and Liat Zimmerman played there too!
She won her qualyfing matches, but lost in her first round..

ronim1
Dec 11th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Julia plays Juniors tourniment in Mexico this week (I thought the Orange ball would be her last.. :confused: )

Anyway, She's the 2nd seed and she's in the 2nd round now.
In the 1st round she defeted Laura Slater (GBR, ranked 214) 6:1 6:3.
and she'll play in the second against Sloane Stephens from USA (ranked 438)
Good luck! :)

I'm of course happy of her wins. But IMO she needs to to stop playing juniors and concentrate only ITF .
Except for her moral boosting, those juniors don't improve her tennis any more.

Let's all hope for her successful next year.
The first year after quiting the juniors is an important one, especially in the psychological aspect.
It's never easy to transform from a top player position (in the juniors), and starting almost from scratch as a pro player.

justine schnyder
Dec 11th, 2007, 04:11 PM
I'm of course happy of her wins. But IMO she needs to to stop playing juniors and concentrate only ITF .
Except for her moral boosting, those juniors don't improve her tennis any more.

Let's all hope for her successful next year.
The first year after quiting the juniors is an important one, especially in the psychological aspect.
It's never easy to transform from a top player position (in the juniors), and starting almost from scratch as a pro player.

I think so too.
She had a good ITF tourniment already (The one she won) so I rally think she should play more 10k and 25k (And after good results to 50k/75k..)
I hope her 2008 will be good.. it's not gonna be easy

justine schnyder
Dec 12th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Yucatan World Cup 2007 2nd round:
Julia defeted Sloane Steohens 6:3 2:6 6:3

A wierd win imo.
I thought it should be easier but win is a win so I'll take it ;)
Next round against Viktoria Kamenskia (RUS, ranked 160)

Good luck Julia! :D

justine schnyder
Dec 13th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Very bad loss for Julia in the 3rd round, lost to KAMENSKAYA, Viktoria 6:2 7:6(5)
Hope she'll regroup until the national champs.

ronim1
Dec 14th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Very bad loss for Julia in the 3rd round, lost to KAMENSKAYA, Viktoria 6:2 7:6(5)
Hope she'll regroup until the national champs.

If she wants to climb up the ladder, she must start being consistent and stop loosing to lower ranked players.

matanuriel
Feb 12th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Julia is playing this week in a Q 10K in Portugal. She is the 16th seed and in the 4th round she will meet the #3 seed for a place in the main draw. Good luck Julia!

justine schnyder
Feb 12th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Good luck! :)

Darop.
Feb 12th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Go Julia ;)

ronim1
Feb 12th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Julia is playing this week in a Q 10K in Portugal. She is the 16th seed and in the 4th round she will meet the #3 seed for a place in the main draw. Good luck Julia!

She is seeded 16th in qualies.(out of 128).Her qualifying match is vs Vergos from France, seed 3 in qualies.
Godd luck to Julia

neospecialist
Feb 12th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Julia into the main draw in Portugal!!

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) (16) defeated Nadege VERGOS (FRA) (3) 6-3 6-4

Tough first match in main draw:
Yera CAMPOS-MOLINA (ESP) (7) Vs Julia GLUSHKO (ISR)

ronim1
Feb 13th, 2008, 12:07 PM
We'll keep our fingers crossed

matanuriel
Feb 13th, 2008, 01:59 PM
According to someone on Tapuz forum, Julia won her 1st round match, I hope this is true!
And she got to the doubles QF by beating the #3 seeds.

justine schnyder
Feb 13th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Julia :D
Though draw.. Good luck ;)

Archer16
Feb 13th, 2008, 06:18 PM
According to someone on Tapuz forum, Julia won her 1st round match, I hope this is true!
And she got to the doubles QF by beating the #3 seeds.
It is :)
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1100017082&event=1100097136

With practically no points to defend in the next few months, she could climb up the rankings quickly this year, even from small ITFs.

P.S. are 4 qualifying rounds for a small tourney common? She even lost the opening set in one of them before advancing quite comfortably.

neospecialist
Feb 13th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Big win for Julia in the first round of the main draw:

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Yera CAMPOS-MOLINA (ESP) (7) 6-2 6-4

ronim1
Feb 14th, 2008, 07:34 AM
It is :)
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1100017082&event=1100097136


P.S. are 4 qualifying rounds for a small tourney common? She even lost the opening set in one of them before advancing quite comfortably.

I found those many qulies also strange.( but I'm no specialist to judge this)


Her second round game is vs another qualifier, LITVAK, Lena (USA),ranked 961. She won her first round match vs a French girl ranked 485, which shows she's in pretty good shape.
Not as easy for Julia as it looks like.
Again, let's cross our fingers.

justine schnyder
Feb 14th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Good luck ;)

matanuriel
Feb 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Julia lost 7-5 6-7 3-6.
bad luck, she had MP in the breaker and probably after not winning it got broken mentally. Though she said that she feel like she is in good shape, I hope to see her winning more now...

justine schnyder
Feb 14th, 2008, 08:37 PM
:sad:

Julia... :sad:
I hope she'll be more consistent..

ronim1
Feb 15th, 2008, 09:01 AM
:sad:

Julia... :sad:
I hope she'll be more consistent..

You're right.
No doubt she has great potential.
What she needs now is consistency.

matanuriel
Feb 20th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Julia continued to a 2nd 10K in Portugal where she is seeded 6 in Qualies and pased 3 rounds already (one with bye) and she will now have to win to get into the MD against a Brit ranked below 1000.

neospecialist
Feb 21st, 2008, 12:51 PM
Julia continued to a 2nd 10K in Portugal where she is seeded 6 in Qualies and pased 3 rounds already (one with bye) and she will now have to win to get into the MD against a Brit ranked below 1000.

Lost in the first round of the main draw:

Naomi BROADY (GBR) defeated Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) 6-4 6-1

ronim1
Feb 21st, 2008, 03:42 PM
Lost in the first round of the main draw:

Naomi BROADY (GBR) defeated Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) 6-4 6-1

You win some, and you loose some....

Archer16
Feb 26th, 2008, 12:12 AM
I'm glad she and Julia having good results, but sadly I can't see any of them breking even into the top 300.. They are'nt consistent or good enough.. At least now, I hope they'll prove me wrong though
I felt my answer belongs in this thread :D
I'm willing to bet Julia makes it to the top 300. Much higher than that - too early to say, but top 300 - yes.

justine schnyder
Feb 26th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I felt my answer belongs in this thread :D
I'm willing to bet Julia makes it to the top 300. Much higher than that - too early to say, but top 300 - yes.

Well she betters..
I really hope your'e right, but for now she's no even consistent in the top 1000 level :sad:

Archer16
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Let me state the obvious: she has to play. And by that I mean at least 20 tournaments a year. When she does that, she'll be #500 even at her current level of play - I don't think that there's any question she's more talented than Shlomo, and she almost got there last year in her first full season (although Keren got some cheap points in 25000$ ITFs in Nigeria late 2006, which were weaker than most western 10000$ tourneys).
As she's still eligible to play Juniors (by 4 days :p), I don't know if she will indeed make 2008 her first full year on tour. Maybe it will only be next year. As far as I know, she has aspirations of becoming a pro.

Another question in this regard is the financial issue (which I have no idea if it's an issue in her case). Players in that stage of their careers spend much more money (filghts, hotels, coaching, equipment etc.) that they can win in small ITFs. Not everyone can afford it for a long time. Dudi e.g. was close to retirement because of this, Tzipi also had trouble with sponsorship even when she was in the top 200.

Archer16
Mar 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM
FUTURE 10K
Nicole Clerico (ITA) def Julia Glushko 4:6 6:0 7:6 :o :sad:

Another close 3 set loss :sad: :help:
Sure it's somewhat unlucky to be ranked 9th in a 8-seed tourney and get the 3rd seed in the opening round, but on the other hand her opponent is 25, obviously an eternal small ITFs player, and I thought she should win. Getting some unranked 16 y.o. isn't necessarily a better draw.

justine schnyder
Mar 11th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Another close 3 set loss :sad: :help:
Sure it's somewhat unlucky to be ranked 9th in a 8-seed tourney and get the 3rd seed in the opening round, but on the other hand her opponent is 25, obviously an eternal small ITFs player, and I thought she should win. Getting some unranked 16 y.o. isn't necessarily a better draw.

You're right, but draw is a draw, and this is exactly the kind of matches she should have won..
So close...

neospecialist
Mar 22nd, 2008, 08:08 PM
At least she won a doubles title in Greece today:


GLUSHKO (ISR) / RIPOLL (GER) defeated CLERICO (ITA) / URBANCIC (SLO) (1) 1-6 7-5 [10-7]

neospecialist
May 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Good win for Julia today at the $25,000 ITF in Antalya-Manaugat, Turkey.

First Round:
Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) 7-5 6-3

ronim1
May 7th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Good win for Julia today at the $25,000 ITF in Antalya-Manaugat, Turkey.

First Round:
Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) 7-5 6-3

Thanks for the info.
:bounce:

Archer16
May 8th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Second Round:
(Q) Sarah GRONERT (GER) defeated (Q) Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) 6-2 2-6 6-4 :(

That was a good opportunity to gain some points, she doesn't play 25K too often.
Notes:
1. Julia won easily two qualifying rounds to get into the main draw. Keren won one and lost the second convincingly.
2. Only one seeded player made it to the QF - uncommon occurence in any level.

neospecialist
May 14th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Huge win for Julia today in $25,000 ITF in Szczecin, Poland.

(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) def. (3)Tina Schiechtl (AUT) 63 26 76(2)

Tina is ranked #237 in the world and I believe that Julia has never beaten anyone ranked this high before today.

justine schnyder
May 14th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Wow.. Good win Julia!
Jow keep it up please!!!

Archer16
May 15th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Huge win for Julia today in $25,000 ITF in Szczecin, Poland.

(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) def. (3)Tina Schiechtl (AUT) 63 26 76(2)

Tina is ranked #237 in the world and I believe that Julia has never beaten anyone ranked this high before today.
At least in a rated match, it is (#110 Obziler, ISR ch. SF 2006).
The way in which the win was achieved is very important. Finally a big win for her in a close match.
She also won her last qualifying match 7-6(7) 2-6 6-4 against a top-500 (former top-300) local player, who BTW is also into the 2nd round as a LL.

This is another big step after the 10K win last October.
It will also put her in about #600 :)

neospecialist
May 15th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Julia continues on a roll in Szczecin,Poland.

Second Round Results:

(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) def.(Q)Oksana Teplyakova (UKR) 76(2) 62

justine schnyder
May 15th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Good.. Keep it up! Come on!

Ghoul123
May 15th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Great stuff Julia!
Keep it up :)

Archer16
May 16th, 2008, 06:35 PM
The great run comes to an end against one of the most talented locals:
Katarzyna Piter def. Julia Glushko 6-7 6-3 6-2.
A very good week, she should play more 25Ks.

Meteor Shower
Aug 2nd, 2008, 02:48 PM
Julia wins a qualifying match in a 75K!!
J. Glushko def. E. Pashkova - 6:4 7:5 :D

Archer16
Aug 9th, 2008, 09:24 PM
I'm surprised no-one mentioned her qualifying into a 50K main draw with 3 solid wins two weeks ago. Too bad she got such a tough draw there (Voracova), but a good experience.

It has to be said that most of her results since the breakthrough week in Szczecin in May were not good.

Let me state the obvious: she has to play. And by that I mean at least 20 tournaments a year. When she does that, she'll be #500 even at her current level of play - I don't think that there's any question she's more talented than Shlomo, and she almost got there last year in her first full season (although Keren got some cheap points in 25000$ ITFs in Nigeria late 2006, which were weaker than most western 10000$ tourneys).
As she's still eligible to play Juniors (by 4 days :p), I don't know if she will indeed make 2008 her first full year on tour. Maybe it will only be next year. As far as I know, she has aspirations of becoming a pro.

Another question in this regard is the financial issue (which I have no idea if it's an issue in her case). Players in that stage of their careers spend much more money (filghts, hotels, coaching, equipment etc.) that they can win in small ITFs. Not everyone can afford it for a long time. Dudi e.g. was close to retirement because of this, Tzipi also had trouble with sponsorship even when she was in the top 200.
That didn't take too long. ;)

Does anyone know what's in store for her in the upcoming month?

Archer16
Aug 20th, 2008, 10:05 PM
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. :D

PENZA See all PENZA Results for GLUSHKO
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

ronim1
Aug 21st, 2008, 05:10 AM
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. :D

PENZA See all PENZA Results for GLUSHKO
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

That's the best news regarding Israeli players (except 1st round wins for Dudi) in weeks.
:)

neospecialist
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:39 PM
First round results Sarajevo $25,000 ITF

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO) 3-6 6-3 6-1

Dor Y
Oct 3rd, 2008, 06:20 AM
where is Julia these days? :(

justine schnyder
Oct 3rd, 2008, 02:09 PM
in tironut.

ronim1
Oct 3rd, 2008, 09:32 PM
Good luck to her
:help:

Dor Y
Oct 5th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Hope she will finish the tironut as fast as she can and play few tournaments before the season end.

neospecialist
Oct 6th, 2008, 06:32 PM
in tironut.

What is "tironut"?

Archer16
Oct 6th, 2008, 09:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tironut (kind of funny it's listed under this Hebrish title in Wikipedia :lol: )
Is Astrugo also in tironut currently?

Meteor Shower
Oct 7th, 2008, 01:53 PM
tironut during the holidays is so stupid :lol: 50% of the time you are at home

Dor Y
Oct 10th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Julia will play next week in Lagos :) good luck!

justine schnyder
Oct 10th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Her tironut has been cut so she'll be able to compit these days :)

Dor Y
Oct 20th, 2008, 07:16 AM
Julia lost last week on the second round
she is playing again this week in Lagos and she is seed 6. good luck :)

neospecialist
Oct 20th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Won her first round match today.


Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) (6) defeated Sanaa BHAMBRI (IND) 6-4 6-1

Archer16
Oct 21st, 2008, 06:05 AM
The 25Ks in Lagos are slightly stronger this time than in previous years, when the line-up was hardly fit for a regular 10K.

The loss last week was against this Indian's sister, who then made it to the final. Both are ranked around #500, and so is Julia's next opponent, who is also Indian.
If she'll win that (I'd say she's a slight favorite), next up will be the top seed Szatmari, unless the winner of the Shlomo/Masuri Israeli duel upsets her :p

Archer16
Oct 24th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Julia won her R2 match in three sets, but today missed an upset against Szatmari (who beat Shlomo without too much trouble yesterday), 5-7 6-2 4-6 :(
Good effort...

Meteor Shower
Nov 2nd, 2008, 05:42 AM
Is this the end of her year?
Nice results, hopefully she can keep improving in the next years too :D

Archer16
Nov 2nd, 2008, 01:22 PM
Not yet probably. Last year she played 3 tournaments in November, including the 10K title in Mallorca and one in Ramat Hasharon (which I have no idea if held this year at this time).

Archer16
Feb 20th, 2009, 02:43 AM
Julia opened this season with 2 failures to get through 25K qualifiers, with 2 wins against weak opposition and a lopsided loss against a lower ranked player each time (it's worth noting that the second one was to the Austrian Tina Schiechtl, who has been Glushko's then biggest scalp last May, but has dropped considerably in ranking since).

When I saw her draw this week in the funnily name Surprise (Arizona) 25K tournament :) , I was expecting the same, but Julia scored a tough, impressive 6-4 4-6 6-4 win over the talented Kristie Ahn in the last qualifying round. To those who don't remember, Ahn, then ranked ~#750, made a name for herself last summer by beating three top-150 players and making it to the US Open main draw, where she played a respectable match against the red-hot Safina; the young America has played scarcely since.

Anyway, Julia easily beat a higher ranked player in R1 of the MD, and has a great chance to advance further as she's facing a 17 y.o. American who's never played an ITF main draw until this week.
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentresults.asp?tournament=1100019084&event=1100106698

Meteor Shower
Feb 20th, 2009, 11:45 AM
from the link I see Julia is in the QF! nice job!
I totally forgot about the 50K semifinal last year :eek:

Archer16
Feb 23rd, 2009, 11:28 PM
Julia got served a double-bagel by an unranked, 16 y.o. American girl in a 50K qualies :tape: :o
I don't remember her losing any match by this score since the 2006 Israeli Finals (against Shahar), let alone to an opponent of this calibre :speakles:

ronim1
Feb 24th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Her inconsistency is sometimes frightening

Meteor Shower
Feb 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
I sense a tank :shrug:

ronim1
May 27th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Good win for Julia in Carson Challenger against veteran Mashona Washington.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/sports/ci_12457792

justine schnyder
May 27th, 2009, 07:50 PM
good win indeed, well done!

neospecialist
May 29th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Julia is through to the quarter-finals:

2nd round- Glushko-Duarte 4-6 6-4 6-1

Will meet Laura Granville in the quarter-finals.

neospecialist
May 29th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Julia did not put up much of a fight against Laura.


granville-glushko 6-3 6-0

Archer16
May 29th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Tough draw - this was the best player she ever faced in a ranking event (which excludes matches vs Shahar in ISR-ch). Granville will surely return to top-200, maybe top-100. Would be nice to see a closer scoreline though.

Archer16
Jun 17th, 2009, 01:07 AM
I'm glad she and Julia having good results, but sadly I can't see any of them breking even into the top 300.. They are'nt consistent or good enough.. At least now, I hope they'll prove me wrong though
I felt my answer belongs in this thread :D
I'm willing to bet Julia makes it to the top 300. Much higher than that - too early to say, but top 300 - yes.
And this completes the last of my (year in advance) ranking predictions (Azarenka top 10, Cornet top 20, I'm not sure if there was another one).
It's still unclear however whether she can make much progress from here. Let's just say I bet on her reaching top-300 when she was ~#750, but wouldn't put my money on her reaching top-200 now... :unsure:

neospecialist
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Another win into the quarterfinals at $50,000 ITF in Grapevine, USA


Glushko beats Kimberly Couts 3-6 6-3 6-4

ronim1
Jul 10th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Her semis match will be a real test: DUBOIS, Stephanie (CAN).

I'm not sure she has ever played a top 100 player,beside Israeli ones.

Archer16
Jul 10th, 2009, 05:23 PM
She hasn't, and won't play one this time too, as Dubois is just outside the top 100 at #109. This is the highest ranked player Julia has ever met in a ranking tournament (previously it was Voracova), but not the first former top 100 one - that was Granville, six weeks ago.

Putting together my previous post and yours, Julia has never even been close with any top 200 player, besides beating Palkina last August en route to her best career result so far - 50K semi during the Olympics, but the latter is one of the weakest players ever to enter the top 200.
Taking a set from Dubois, or even losing something like 4-6 5-7, would be a step forward in proving that she can deal with some WTA girls.

ronim1
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Julia lost 6-4 6-2 :(

neospecialist
Jul 17th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Julia had a terrible loss in Atlanta $10,000 ITF to a player ranked 889 in the world.


Nelson/Glushko 1-6 6-4 6-0

Archer16
Jul 18th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Her opponents' ranking is a little distorted because she only played 6 tournaments in the past 12 months, but even if she'd been ranked 550, this is a bad loss anyway.

Technical question: Julia was listed as top seed in the entry list (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100020311&event=&order=Position) (for the first time in her career, I believe), her ranking has improved and the 2nd player listed had dropped, so how were they seeded the other way around in the draw (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1100020311&event=)? :confused:

tennisbuddy12
Jul 23rd, 2009, 02:07 AM
The girl Julia played in ATL happened to be one of the best NCAA college players in the past 5 yrs...She was a 2 time NCAA finalist and a conference champion...shes very talented and already has played the us open

ronim1
Jul 24th, 2009, 01:54 PM
This week Julia lost 1st round to TETREAULT, Valerie (CAN) ranked 167,6-0 6-4 in Lexington.
She' made it to the second round in Doubles, and is still alive.

neospecialist
Jul 25th, 2009, 11:29 AM
This week Julia lost 1st round to TETREAULT, Valerie (CAN) ranked 167,6-0 6-4 in Lexington.
She' made it to the second round in Doubles, and is still alive.


Lost in the next round


CHANG (TPE) / LUZHANSKA (UKR) (3) defeated GLUSHKO (ISR) / MARINO (CAN) 6-1 6-1

Archer16
Jul 25th, 2009, 02:50 PM
She hasn't, and won't play one this time too, as Dubois is just outside the top 100 at #109. This is the highest ranked player Julia has ever met in a ranking tournament (previously it was Voracova), but not the first former top 100 one - that was Granville, six weeks ago.

Putting together my previous post and yours, Julia has never even been close with any top 200 player, besides beating Palkina last August en route to her best career result so far - 50K semi during the Olympics, but the latter is one of the weakest players ever to enter the top 200.
Taking a set from Dubois, or even losing something like 4-6 5-7, would be a step forward in proving that she can deal with some WTA girls.
I was wrong of course in the first part :o The first one was Mashona Washington in the opening round of the Carson 50K challenger in which she lost to Granville.
I'm still waiting for the second part to change... Tetrault is quite talented, winning 3 titles lately and at the end of last year as a #500 WC at Quebec beating Mathilde Johansson in straights and losing a 3rd set TB to Mattek.
Julia is really stepping up by entering in the Bank of the West Classic in California as a qualifier? She plays Angela Haynes in the first round.
This is stepping it up... She's the last direct entrant (lowest ranked other than WCs).
Haynes is inconsistent even compared to these levels (see her IW perfomance as opposed to all other showings this year), if Julia plays her best there's a chance for her second top-200 win.

neospecialist
Jul 26th, 2009, 12:56 AM
I was wrong of course in the first part :o The first one was Mashona Washington in the opening round of the Carson 50K challenger in which she lost to Granville.
I'm still waiting for the second part to change... Tetrault is quite talented, winning 3 titles lately and at the end of last year as a #500 WC at Quebec beating Mathilde Johansson in straights and losing a 3rd set TB to Mattek.

This is stepping it up... She's the last direct entrant (lowest ranked other than WCs).
Haynes is inconsistent even compared to these levels (see her IW perfomance as opposed to all other showings this year), if Julia plays her best there's a chance for her second top-200 win.


At least it wasn't a double bagel loss!!

Haynes-Glushko 6-0 6-2

Archer16
Jul 26th, 2009, 07:42 AM
I have no idea where my optimism was coming from... :o
She is so not ready for this level. As said, to begin with, still waiting for her to take a set from a real top 200 player.

Archer16
Aug 1st, 2009, 09:34 PM
Julia had a terrible loss in Atlanta $10,000 ITF to a player ranked 889 in the world.


Nelson/Glushko 1-6 6-4 6-0

Her opponents' ranking is a little distorted because she only played 6 tournaments in the past 12 months, but even if she'd been ranked 550, this is a bad loss anyway.

The girl Julia played in ATL happened to be one of the best NCAA college players in the past 5 yrs...She was a 2 time NCAA finalist and a conference champion...shes very talented and already has played the us open
Yep, here's something that Julia is yet to do:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=386392

ronim1
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:34 PM
Let's hope she will perform

neospecialist
Aug 2nd, 2009, 07:51 PM
Let's hope she will perform

In a previous post( which I deleted) I indicated That Julia was in the qualifier in Vancouver. That draw is out and she is not listed, so I assume that she has been bumped up to the main draw

neospecialist
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Julia in a surprise win in the first round in Vancouver!!


Julia Glushko (ISR) beat Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in women's singles main draw.

Archer16
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:42 AM
A good comeback win, but also a good draw, which sets up a second match in less than a month against Dubois.
Will it be closer this time around?

neospecialist
Aug 5th, 2009, 03:38 PM
A good comeback win, but also a good draw, which sets up a second match in less than a month against Dubois.
Will it be closer this time around?


It better be. Unless Julia is independently wealthy, I don't see the point of playing in this part of the women's tour without showing steady improvement. She needs to start beating players ranked in the 100-200 range pretty soon or she might want to reconsider the emotional and financial cost of continuing on the tour.

Archer16
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:43 AM
1-6 2-6 :help:

neospecialist
Nov 4th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Quality win for Julia in $25,000 Challenger in South Carolina over a player ranked in the top 200.


Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (6)Maria-Fernanda Alvarez-Teran (BOL) 16 76(4) 60

shirgan
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:09 AM
nice

Meteor Shower
Nov 5th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Great win for Julia. Keep going!
I thought it was over Fernando Alves from Brazil at first look :lol: no idea who the bolivian player is.

shirgan
Nov 5th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I think she's about to lose 10-12 points in coming weeks so this win is very important for her ranking.
next up she plays her doubles partner in the tourney, a qualifier.

neospecialist
Nov 6th, 2009, 03:04 AM
[QUOTE=shirgan;16776735]I think she's about to lose 10-12 points in coming weeks so this win is very important for her ranking.
next up she plays her doubles partner in the tourney, a qualifier.[/QUOTE


And she finds a way to lose!!!!

neospecialist
Dec 22nd, 2009, 03:50 AM
Article in Haaretz today:


n August the most significant event of Julia Glushko's life occurred. Unfortunately, it wasn't a victory in a critical match, an assent to a top seed in the women's tennis rankings or winning a prestigious award. Rather, it was the news that Tzipi Obziler, the perennial second-best player on the Israeli national tennis team, was retiring.

Now, ready or not, Glushko - who has gotten by with some encouragement from her friends while appearing in just two marginal international tournaments - will have to stand alongside Shahar Peer and together shoulder the burden of leading the national squad.
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"Even if you don't take the court to play now, the next time you will almost certainly play," team captain Lior Mor told Glushko during the women's team's recent loss against Estonia in the Federation Cup World Group II playoff.

Indeed, in less than two months, when Israel returns to its regional match-ups in the Europe-Africa region I, Glushko is expected to finally break out her unused tennis racket.

"I knew, irrespective of Tzipi's retirement, that my time would come," Glushko said. "I've been thinking about this moment and imagining it for quite a while now. I don't know how this will feel, but I think I'll have butterflies in my stomach."

"This is good pressure, something that I love," she said.

Glushko, who will soon turn 20, has not had an easy year. Her sponsor is long out of the picture and she travels to tournaments abroad without a coach by her side due to cash constraints. Victories were few and far between, and she failed to move up significantly in the rankings.

"When you fly abroad and you don't succeed [in these competitions], it's very frustrating," she said. "Thoughts start to go through your head, but you have to be mentally strong."

Early this year, Shlomo Tzoref volunteered to coach Glushko pro bono. "I understood that soon she will be number two [behind Peer], and if we do not support her than we'll have a huge void for the next Federation Cup, which we will pay for dearly," Tzuref said.

Since childhood, Glushko, who immigrated to Israel from Ukraine when she was eight years old, has been recognized as possessing extraordinary talent. At 17 her Junior ranking was 10th in the world.

"Back then, everything seemed to be coming up roses," she said. "I competed in Grand Slam tournaments and I stayed at the fanciest hotels the world has to offer. I was living a fantasy, and once I reached adulthood nobody took into account that I came up from the youth division."

"People came to play for money and they were ready to kill me [on the court]," Glushko said. "During the first few months I didn't understand what was going on. The transition was much harder than I had anticipated."

Nearly two years later Glushko is still searching for a way to the top. "From the perspective of level of play and technique, she is in the top 100 in the world without breaking a sweat," Tzoref said. "But she is not consistent in her concentration. In addition, she is suffering from fatigue that accumulated over the years. She did not get enough rest and she was not developed for a long-term career, and now she is paying the price. I came in so I could build something better for her."

Just recently the Israel Tennis Association realized that no matter how talented Glushko is she needs a full-time coach. The ITA allocated NIS 50,000 so that she and Tzoref could participate in tournaments in the United States.

"That was a very difficult two and a half months," Glushko said. She had hoped to rack up enough points to win a spot in the qualifying round for the 2010 Australian Open. "It didn't go as planned."

"I didn't play the way I expected and I didn't win matches," she said. "Perhaps it's mental, a matter of confidence. I didn't succeed, but that won't break me."

The disappointing U.S. tour pushed her down to the 323 ranked player. She returned to Israel and took a 10-day break from tennis.

As Glushko prepares to take the court today in the Israel Tennis Championships she can take solace in a season during which she has trained harder, found a new psychologist and changed her hairstyle.

"I had thought about changing my hair color to black but I never got around to it," the blonde prodigy admitted. "I walked into a hairdresser's owned by an Israeli guy in New Jersey just to say hello, and I decided to dye my hair."

Tennis officials in Israel hope the new look will be the good-luck charm needed for Glushko to provide a much-needed boost to the national team in time for the Federation Cup in February. "I know what I'm worth and I believe in myself," she said. "I'm talented, I have a lot of pluses and I just need to put everything together."

"She needs to drop ten kilograms and to regain that spark in her eye," Tzoref said. "Leave the rest to me. If she does that and the coach travels with her I guarantee that by the end of next year she will be in the top 100 in the world. Easily."

"By the time I retire, I want to look back and know that I did all I could," Glushko said.

neospecialist
May 4th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Surprise- Julia beats a top 400 player in the first round in Kharkiv- @25,000 ITF Challenger



Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) defeated Sofia KVATSABAIA (GEO) 6-3 6-1

neospecialist
May 29th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Won a $10,000 ITF in Israel this week


Final

Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) (1) defeated Keren SHLOMO (ISR) (2) 6-1 6-3

neospecialist
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:28 AM
Julia kicking ass in Sweden and reaching the semi-finals!!

Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (7)Lenka Wienerova (SVK) 76(2) 60

Archer16
Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:00 AM
Nice win, but she lost easily to top seed Sofia Arvidsson in the semis, 3-6 0-6.
That brings her record against top-190 opposition (the odd number is because she won close matches against Palkina and some Bolivian player who were in the top-200 for like a month) to 0-10, when other than a close loss to De Los Rios last year, in all others she has never taken more than 6 games :tape:
Not very good for a player who is billed for years as a top 100 potential.

neospecialist
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:33 PM
Nice win, but she lost easily to top seed Sofia Arvidsson in the semis, 3-6 0-6.
That brings her record against top-190 opposition (the odd number is because she won close matches against Palkina and some Bolivian player who were in the top-200 for like a month) to 0-10, when other than a close loss to De Los Rios last year, in all others she has never taken more than 6 games :tape:
Not very good for a player who is billed for years as a top 100 potential.

I agree with you. I don't expect her to get into the top 200.

shirgan
Jul 5th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Playing in Sweden and then Texas-USA back to back? pretty uncomfortable schedule I would say.
probably she wasn't expecting to get very far in Sweden? :shrug:

shirgan
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:44 PM
first round doubles in 50k grapevine, TX:

ALVAREZ-TERAN/GLUSHKO(BOL/ISR) def. ALBANESE/PEGULA (USA) 6-3 6-4

Today she plays first round in singles against the 4th seed Christina Mchale (USA)

neospecialist
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Making all of us pundits look bad, Julia Glushko beat a top 200 player Christina Mchale 6-4 7-5!!

Archer16
Jul 10th, 2010, 02:47 PM
This was a career win (to date; not counting Tzipi in ISR ch.), but as most of you watched live she did not back it up.
To her defence, Falconi didn't play at all this year and seems to be greatly under-ranked, much like Hampton during her ongoing injuries (= till this year).

Let's see if she can string a couple of such wins together, or at least in consecutive weeks.

shirgan
Jul 11th, 2010, 05:01 AM
This was a career win (to date; not counting Tzipi in ISR ch.), but as most of you watched live she did not back it up.
To her defence, Falconi didn't play at all this year and seems to be greatly under-ranked, much like Hampton during her ongoing injuries (= till this year).

Let's see if she can string a couple of such wins together, or at least in consecutive weeks.
was the match televised? was there a video stream?

Archer16
Jul 11th, 2010, 11:08 AM
I don't know, I was at work.
In the tournament's thread it was said there was a stream but it only worked part-time or something. Maybe I misunderstood.
Anyway it seemed most of the TF active Israelis were watching (at least the live scoring if there wasn't a live stream).

neospecialist
Jul 12th, 2010, 12:03 AM
I don't know, I was at work.
In the tournament's thread it was said there was a stream but it only worked part-time or something. Maybe I misunderstood.
Anyway it seemed most of the TF active Israelis were watching (at least the live scoring if there wasn't a live stream).

There was a live radio broadcast, but no live picture feed.

shirgan
Jul 28th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I know it's not considered as the most important part but Glushko reached her highest ranking ever in doubles this week - 389 - after a successful couple of weeks, winning a 10k and reaching the semi finals of a 50k. congrats :yeah:

shirgan
Oct 3rd, 2010, 06:09 PM
an article about glushko in hebrew called "Glushko's career is in danger" was published a couple of days ago.
don't have the patience to translate it all but basically it talks about how much she is in need of a sponsor
and how difficult all the travel can be. Also she talks about moving to the city of Modiin and training where her father works as a coach.

http://www.mynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3957976,00.html

Archer16
Oct 4th, 2010, 12:26 AM
Pressing the link gives "access denied". :confused:

shirgan
Oct 4th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Pressing the link gives "access denied". :confused:
oh sorry I copied the link without the "l" at the end (it was htm instead of html)

it's corrected now

ronim1
Oct 4th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Thanks Shir for the link

Meteor Shower
Oct 4th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the article! Hopefully Julia will make the breakthrough finally next season, she had some good results this year in patches.

shirgan
Oct 23rd, 2010, 12:23 PM
All out for Julia Glushko again at an Israeli 10k this year -
She won both singles and doubles titles in 10k Akko this week

neospecialist
Oct 23rd, 2010, 01:03 PM
(1)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (6/Q)Julia Kimmelmann (GER) 62 62

A good but expected result. Something magical needs to happen for her to get to the next level

shirgan
Oct 24th, 2010, 03:22 AM
A good but expected result. Something magical needs to happen for her to get to the next level



Judging from how well she does when she plays in Israel, I think it could benefit her if there was a 25k in Israel.

Archer16
Oct 24th, 2010, 10:06 PM
She was the top seed (and played doubles with the #2 seed - they lost 13 games in 4 matches). I don't know that she plays that much better in Israel than abroad.
Regardless, more tournaments from all levels (25, 50, 75, 100, I'm not even thinking further anymore) would benefit every local player...

neospecialist
Nov 3rd, 2010, 01:45 PM
Good win for Julia today over the number 1 seed in Kalgoorlie,Australia $25,000 Challenger



Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (1)Arina Rodionova (RUS) 64 64

Arina is ranked 180 in the world

shirgan
Nov 4th, 2010, 12:49 PM
I read in an israeli sports news site, that this tournament is part of a series of 5 tournaments she is planning to play in Australia/New-Zealand in an attempt to boost her rankings and qualify for the Australian open.

Meanwhile she has already reached the QFs after her win against Brodsky
Julia Glushko (ISR) d. Gail Brodsky (USA) 62 46 63

Next she will play Melanie South (GBR) who is the 6th seed and ranked 200+

neospecialist
Nov 4th, 2010, 05:23 PM
I read in an israeli sports news site, that this tournament is part of a series of 5 tournaments she is planning to play in Australia/New-Zealand in an attempt to boost her rankings and qualify for the Australian open.

Meanwhile she has already reached the QFs after her win against Brodsky
Julia Glushko (ISR) d. Gail Brodsky (USA) 62 46 63

Next she will play Melanie South (GBR) who is the 6th seed and ranked 200+


Interesting tennis math problem. What kind of results would it take for Julia to qualify to be in the Australian Open qualifiers? Would she not have to get to the top 150-175 ranking in order to place? How many Challengers $25,000 and up does she need to win or place highly to get to that objective? The current no 150 player has about 400 points while Julia has about 135 points. Winning a $25,000 Challenger gets you about 50 points.

Any thoughts?

shirgan
Nov 4th, 2010, 10:43 PM
The AO quali cut-off last year was rank #218 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=395326),
current player #218 has 130 points more than her,
so the odds are a bit better than what you described but still she will have to do really well in those tournies to even get close to the cut-off.

I think usually AO cut offs are a bit lower than other slams, I think in 2008 it was even at 300+.

shirgan
Nov 5th, 2010, 05:51 AM
Glushko is in the SFs

Julia Glushko (ISR) d [6] Melanie South (GBR) 6-3 6-0

Archer16
Nov 5th, 2010, 06:52 AM
:eek:
Great wins (the last scoreline!), this is already her best tournament to date. South was top 100 last year.
She'll play either Begu or Jessica Moore (seeded 4 and 5) in the semis.

shirgan
Nov 5th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I just checked - this is actually her 3rd semi final in a 25k this year :eek:
but maybe it's true that this tournament had tougher opponents, I don't know.

by the way, she will play Moore in the semis.
Hopefully she will reach the final of a 25k for the first time this week :yeah:

Archer16
Nov 5th, 2010, 08:11 PM
The one in Uzbekistan where she was seeded was markedly softer.
The run in Sweden (after a 3rd set TB win over a qualifier in the opening round) was nice and close to the current one, until she was run over by Arvidsson who expectedly took the title with no trouble at all, only losing 3-6 games each time.
But there's no Arvidsson calibre player here, and there are a big chance and big points on offer this weekend. Time for the next step - her first 25K crown.

shirgan
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Julia Glushko (ISR) d [5] Jessica Moore (AUS) 6-7 (1) 7-5 6-4

she will play unseeded Isabella Holland (AUS) in the Final.
Good luck to her :yeah:

Archer16
Nov 6th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Big win from a set down against a more experienced opponent (who has 3 MD slam [matches] wins to her credit).
Also a relatively comfortable draw for the final.
Like her, Holland also took out 3 seed, two of them in deciding TBs, and looking at her results this year, she was injured for a few months early on, has had a pretty bad year and this tournament stands out more for her than for Glushko.

For maybe the first time in the tournament, Julia is the favorite tomorrow, hopefully it won't change her luck. She definitely needs the points.

shirgan
Nov 7th, 2010, 05:36 AM
Julia won her first 25k title :banana:

Glushko def. Holland 6-1 6-2

Next week she will add 50 points but lose 8. In total she will get to around #285

Archer16
Nov 7th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Brilliant run :D The final blowout reminds me that her first 10K final was a double-bagel win, so there's a pattern here :lol:

She's listed in 25K Esperance (also Australia) for tomorrow, but it's harder, with Molik as the top seed, as e.g. Moore who was seeded #5 in Kalgoorlie unseedes in this one (#11), and Julia is listed into qualifying, but they're already under way, with the quali seeds given a bye...
Maybe she'll get a MD Wild Card :confused:
Edit: I now see she did. Hopefully a good draw (which means avoiding the top 2 seeds early).

shirgan
Nov 7th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Julia to an Israeli news site:

I had a tough draw and I beat good players.
In the semifinal my opponent had 4 match points, there was a lot of pressure and I handled it well.
I think it's due to the hard work I did with my team, and the change I went through.
I hope to continue like this in the coming weeks.

she saved 4 mps in the semifinal :yeah:

http://one.co.il/Article/10-11/7,673,0,0/168631.html

Archer16
Nov 10th, 2010, 06:13 AM
She lost 2-6 2-6 to South in Esperance R1, almost as one-sided as her win in their last week match. :o
Next week another 25K, in Wellington (NZ), where the level of field seems closer to the Kalgoorlie one, other than the top seed being top-50 Groth(!)

shirgan
Nov 17th, 2010, 05:29 AM
Julia lost again in the 1st round of the 25k in Wellington, NZ.

I hope she collects herself and gets better results in the last 2 tournaments of the series.
I don't think a 280 rank is going to be enough to qualify for the Australian Open..

neospecialist
Nov 17th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Julia lost again in the 1st round of the 25k in Wellington, NZ.

I hope she collects herself and gets better results in the last 2 tournaments of the series.
I don't think a 280 rank is going to be enough to qualify for the Australian Open..

No consistency. Going from winning a $25K tourney to losing 2 first rounds in a row.

shirgan
Nov 23rd, 2010, 05:41 AM
Julia finally got off to a good start again in the Traralgon 25k
1R: Julia Glushko (ISR) d [4] Arina Rodionova (RUS) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4


She will play Sophie Letcher (AUS) in the next round

Archer16
Nov 23rd, 2010, 09:13 PM
Last time she got through the opening round it was 3 weeks ago against the same (higher ranked) player, and she went all the way. Let's hope there will be a repeat :)

iGOAT
Nov 24th, 2010, 04:07 AM
Here is an article on Julia :D:D:D:

26 Oct 2010 - Akko, Israel - Nick Fishpoo;

Glushko in Akko title haul

A tough singles semifinal aside, Israel’s Julia Glushko swept aside all who opposed her on court as she secured both the singles and doubles titles in Akko last week without loss of a set.

This $10,000 tournament on the ITF Pro Circuit saw the Israeli Fed Cup player, named the No. 1 seed in both events, claim both titles at the same tournament for the first time in her professional career.

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_53345_gallery.JPG - Singles Finalists
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_53343_gallery.JPG - Julia Glushko
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_53344_gallery.JPG - Julia Kimmelman

I hope she can make it into the qualy draw in Australia!!!!!

shirgan
Nov 26th, 2010, 12:41 AM
nice article thanks :yeah:

shirgan
Nov 26th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Julia Glushko (ISR) d. Sophie Letcher (AUS) 63 60
Later on today she will play against a qualifier in the QF

shirgan
Nov 26th, 2010, 12:41 PM
QF: Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (Q)Amanda Fink (USA) 62 61

In the semifinal she will play 1st seed Jarmila Groth :scared:
Good luck :yeah:

shirgan
Nov 26th, 2010, 04:29 PM
According to one.co.il Julia will play in another tournament in India after the Australian series, to give herself an additional chance to improve her rankings

shirgan
Nov 27th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Glushko def. Groth 6-4 4-1 ret. :eek: :bounce:

good luck in the final :yeah:

neospecialist
Nov 27th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Glushko def. Groth 6-4 4-1 ret. :eek: :bounce:

good luck in the final :yeah:


This has to be her biggest win ever. Has there been some spurt in talent improvement?

Darop.
Nov 27th, 2010, 02:06 PM
This has to be her biggest win ever. Has there been some spurt in talent improvement?

Uhm..... It was a retirement. How can that be her biggest win ever? :confused:

Please take the title now :hearts:

shirgan
Nov 27th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Uhm..... It was a retirement. How can that be her biggest win ever? :confused:

Well, on paper at least this is the highest ranked player she has ever beat, so in that sense it is her biggest win ever.
Since none of us watched the match, it's difficult for us to say if this win was more about the retirement or about a high level of play from Julia.
Julia certainly seems to attribute the win in large part to the way she played.
She said today (from an Israeli sports news site): "I played really well, the first set was a very tight contest, and in the second my opponent had difficulties. I played my game from the start. I was aggressive and positive and I hope to continue this way in the final".

This has to be her biggest win ever. Has there been some spurt in talent improvement?

In recent weeks, and today as well, there's talk from her and her camp of a fundamental change she has been undergoing.
From today's interview with her coach: "Julia has been playing a more mature tennis for a while. She understands it's important to play her own kind of tennis and not to try to force things.
I have no doubt that this win and the results she's been having lately are a result of a long way Julia has gone since we began to work together. A way that includes investment and hard work on a daily basis. Julia proved to herself she can beat top players. Still, things should be viewed with the proper perspective and she should step by step try to improve from match to match."

from afar it does seem there's some change in attitude and maybe more, but as you wrote earlier, she has to be more consistent for this to be felt more.

iGOAT
Nov 28th, 2010, 05:22 AM
OMG Julia won :worship::worship::worship::woohoo: I'm so happy for her!!! Did NOT expect this either :banana:.

Keep it up next week in Bendigo please! Maybe beat Jarka for realy this time :angel:.

neospecialist
Nov 28th, 2010, 01:49 PM
I wonder, does this victory(50 points) put Julia within shouting distance of being in the Australian Open Qualifiers?

Archer16
Nov 29th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Again, the manner in which she won this title is very impressive, following her first top-100 (and top-50) win by winning a final that was huge for her and in which she was behind throughout :worship:
Last time she got through the opening round it was 3 weeks ago against the same (higher ranked) player, and she went all the way. Let's hope there will be a repeat :)
Julia, please, please some day draw Arina in the first round of a Slam MD :angel:

Keep it up next week in Bendigo please! Maybe beat Jarka for realy this time :angel:.
6-4 4-1 is for real :(
It's not her fault her opponent retired, and it's not like it was 3-2 ret., she was a set and a break or two up, and had her opponent played on for a few more minutes the retirement talk wouldn't be here.

I wonder, does this victory(50 points) put Julia within shouting distance of being in the Australian Open Qualifiers?
Shir mentioned last page that last year the cut-off was #218, she's going to reach a career-high of about #240 but still 40 points short of that, but she also noted usually the cut-off is even lower, so she might make it anyway.

Edit: even before this title, the WTA site shows she's #4 in the 2011 Race :haha:
http://www.wtatour.com/page/Player/Stats/0,,12781~12130,00.html

shirgan
Nov 30th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Julia won her 1st round match in doubles at Bendigo 25k:
Calderwood/Glushko (AUS/ISR) d. Botto/Werner (PER/GER) 62 63

Apparently tomorrow there's going to be live stream of her 1R singles match against 7th seed Jessica Moore at http://live.tennis.com.au/pro-tour/ :bounce:
The match is supposed to be the first in central court starting at 10:00 local time.

Good luck :yeah:

guyha4
Nov 30th, 2010, 05:24 PM
10 pm local time in Bendigo is 23:00 in Israel
hope i can see her playing well as the last week and 3 weeks ago
but she have a difficult draw for the first round

neospecialist
Dec 1st, 2010, 02:23 AM
10 pm local time in Bendigo is 23:00 in Israel
hope i can see her playing well as the last week and 3 weeks ago
but she have a difficult draw for the first round

Jessica beat her 6-3 6-3. As usual Julia is nothing if not consistently inconsistent. From a winner of a 25K tourney to a first round loser two days later.

shirgan
Dec 1st, 2010, 08:28 AM
It's so disappointing.
I saw the first set and she was playing really lousy, missing easy balls, making so many unforced errors...

shirgan
Dec 1st, 2010, 08:29 AM
10 pm local time in Bendigo is 23:00 in Israel
hope i can see her playing well as the last week and 3 weeks ago
but she have a difficult draw for the first round
by the way, 10am bendigo time is 1:00 at night in Israel.
but it doesn't matter much now anyway :(

shirgan
Dec 6th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Julia reaches her best ever ranking: #244
Congrats :)

Next week she will be even higher: #241

But this ranking may still not be enough to enter the quali. draw of the AO
Let's see how she does in Bangalore.
Good luck :yeah:

Darop.
Dec 7th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Won her first round in 3 sets in Bangalore :D

shirgan
Dec 8th, 2010, 08:43 AM
An article in Haaretz (in English) about Glushko from a few days ago:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/sports/mindset-and-match-1.328312

shirgan
Dec 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM
2R: (4)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (wc)Rushmi Chakravarthi (IND) 61 61

in the quarterfinals she will play the 7th seed Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)

neospecialist
Dec 8th, 2010, 12:59 PM
2R: (4)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (wc)Rushmi Chakravarthi (IND) 61 61

in the quarterfinals she will play the 7th seed Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)


Julia is now the second highest seed left in the tournament.

shirgan
Dec 9th, 2010, 11:15 AM
So she lost in the quarterfinals
(7)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (4)Julia Glushko (ISR) 64 46 64

She will reach around rank #235
Don't think that's going to be enough :( but we'll see

neospecialist
Dec 12th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Interesting article about Julia

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/sports/mindset-and-match-1.328312