Julie Steven

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Julie Steven
Full nameJulie Spalding-Steven
Country (sports) United States
Born (1976-04-24) April 24, 1976 (age 43)
Prize money$130,432
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 173 (August 1, 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1992, 1993, 1994)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 101 (12 February, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1994)
US Open2R (1994)

Julie Spalding-Steven (born April 24, 1976) is an American former professional tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Tennis career[edit]

Steven grew up in Wichita, Kansas and had a successful career in junior tennis, culminating in a US Open title. She had a win over Lindsay Davenport at the 1991 US Open, then lost to the same player in the girls' singles final the following year. At the 1992 Wimbledon Championships she was runner-up in the girls' doubles, partnering Pam Nelson. Her US Open title came in 1993, with Nicole London in the girls' doubles and she also made the singles semi-finals that year.[1]

As a professional player she reached a best singles ranking of 173 in the world and made three US Open appearances as a women's singles wildcard. In addition to the US Open, she also played in the women's doubles main draws at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. In 1993 she was a member of the Wichita Advantage team which won the World TeamTennis championship.[2] Her best performances on the WTA Tour was a quarter-final appearance at the 1994 Singapore Classic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Steven, Julie (USA)". itftennis.com.
  2. ^ Glier, Ray (9 August 1993). "Wichita Takes Advantage of Dukes to Claim WTT Title". Los Angeles Times.

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