Sept. 3, 2009
NEW YORK – Former Tiger Tennis player Julie Coin was eliminated from the US Open on Thursday, falling to the 13th-ranked player in the world, Nadia Petrova, 6-4, 7-6. Coin is still alive in doubles action, with a second round match scheduled for Friday.
With a chance to take the second set 7-5, Coin hit her return shot into the net to force deuce. Petrova was able to take advantage, winning the set, and also the tiebreak. Petrova’s serves frequently reached above 115 miles/hour.
On Wednesday, Coin and her doubles partner Marie-Eve Pelletier of Canada defeated the tandem of Laura Granville (USA) and Vladimira Uhlirova (CZE), 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of doubles play. The duo advance to play the #13-ranked group of Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makerova of Russia.
Makerova and Kleybanova went three sets in their first round match, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to advance.
Coin reached the second round of both the singles and doubles tournament for the first time in her career at a Grand Slam Event. Coin is currently ranked 60th in singles and 98th in doubles.
Ironically, both of Coin’s second round opponents are the 13th-ranked players in the world in their respective draws, and all three foes hail from Russia.
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