Aug. 31, 2009
Former Clemson Women’s Tennis player Julie Coin will compete in the US Open Tennis Tournament starting on Monday in New York. This will be her second appearance at the US Open in singles action and her first in doubles. The Amiens, France native made headlines in 2008 when she knocked off the world’s top-ranked player, Ana Ivanovic, in the second round of the Open.
Coin is currently ranked #60 in the world, the highest mark of her career. She has moved into the top 100 in doubles, also a career best. In the first round, Coin will play against Elena Hrdinova of the Czech Republic, who is currently ranked #204. She will then team up with Marie-Eve Pelletier of Canada for the doubles portion of the Open and play against Laura Granville (USA) and Vladimira Uhlirova (CZE) in the first round.
Coin has won at least one match at three of the past four Grand Slam events, including two at the US Open in 2008, one at the 2009 Australian, and one at the 2009 French Open.
Coin led Clemson to back-to-back NCAA Final Four appearances in 2004 and 2005 and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships in 2004. She was ranked as high as #2 in the ITA Tennis poll during the 2005 season and earned All-America status three times over her career. She also helped the Tigers claim the 2004 ACC Championship and was named the conference Player-of-the-Year that season.
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