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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

ANTHONY, JULIE (Julie Kathleen Anthony)
United States
Born 13 January 1948 in Santa Monica, California.
Married Richard "Dick" Butera--divorced by 1991
Nickname: “Doc”. Julie attained a Doctorate in Psychology.
[Career Span: 1967-1979]

A promising junior player in Santa Monica, California, Anthony received free lessons from 1904 U.S. champion May Sutton Bundy, whom she called 'Granny.' Awarded academic and tennis scholarships to Westlake School in Los Angeles at age 15, Anthony subsequently entered Stanford University where she and partner Jane Albert claimed the national collegiate doubles crown in 1967.

In 1969 Anthony garnered attention for upsetting Francoise Durr at Wimbledon.

Julie's best results in majors was a quarterfinal showing at the 1972 US Open and RU in doubles at the 1975 French with Olga Morozova. The pair fell to Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in the final 6-3 6-2.

As a professional, Anthony helped to inaugurate World Team Tennis in 1974, leading the league in women's doubles wins with partner Billie Jean King. After receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1979, Dr. Anthony combined her athletic and clinical skills as a sports psychologist and author. This earned her the nickname of "Doc" by by tour mates.

As the 70s wore on Anthony played a reduced schedule supplemented by TV commentary.

From 1989 to 1994 she coached doubles player Gigi Fernandez to 11 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. Providing wise counsel to amateurs and professionals alike, Dr. Julie Anthony has drawn life lessons from the game of tennis.

Entered the US Open from 1972-1979
Entered Wimbledon 1974-1978
1973 Swiss Open Champion

Author, A Winning Combination (with Nick Bollettiere) 1980

Anthony played under her maiden name even after marriage.

"Doc" Anthony


JULIE ANTHONY | ITA Women's Hall of Fame

Hedges, Martin. A Concise Dictionary of Tennis. 1978. p. 14

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