Julie Coin: French Tennis Player

August 29, 2008

Meet Julie Coin, a French tennis player. See photos, video and a biography of Julie below.

Julie Coin surprised everyone yesterday by ousting No. 1 seed Ana Ivanovic out of the second round, beating her 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The match lasted just shy of two hours. Ivanovic’s loss marks the first time a No.1 seeded woman was beaten before reaching the third round of the U.S. Open.

Coin was quite surprised with her win, saying:

“I don’t realize yet that I beat the No. 1 player in the world. I don’t realize yet that I played on the big court. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight.”

Not bad for a gal who thought just two weeks ago that she was done with tennis. She hadn’t qualified for any of the 2008 WTA Tour events and thought maybe she should see what her two college degrees (Clemson and University of Amiens in France) would do for her.

“At one point I was thinking to maybe stop at the end of this year. So I guess maybe now I’m going to think about keeping on playing.”

Coin will now face fellow countryman Amelie Mauresmo in the third round Saturday.

As a biography, Julie Coin was born on December 2, 1982, so her age is 25. Her hometown is Amiens, France. She graduated from the University of Amiens. Coin also attended Clemson University, where she was the team captain for two years – 2003 to 2005. She was instrumental in Clemson reaching two NCAA semifinals, and when Coin was a junior, she made it to the singles semis in 2004. She was also a three time All-American while there.

After Clemson, Julie continued to play on the ITF Circuit but did not qualify for Tour events in 2006 and 2007.

More photos and video of Julie Coin are below.

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