Name: Julie Coin
Date of birth: 2/12/1982
Place of birth: Amiens, France
Career Prize Money: $144,825
Julie Coin is a professional French tennis player. Coin recorded the biggest victory of her career by defeating the world's #1 ranked female singles player, and #1 seed, Ana Ivanovic at the 2008 US Open.
Her parents are Philippe and Doriane Coin. They were competitive team handball players.
Coin played at Clemson University, where she was an All-American, All-ACC, and ACC Player of the Year. She also holds numerous Clemson Womens' Tennis records. Coin graduated from Clemson with a degree in mathematics and was entered on the deans list.
Coin's breakthrough came at the 2008 U.S. Open when she was ranked 188th in the world. She entered the main draw as a qualifier after defeating Amanda McDowell, Sesil Karatantcheva and Elena Baltacha in the qualification rounds. This was the first time she had entered the main draw in singles at a WTA tournament.
In the first round, she defeated Australian Casey Dellacqua in tiebreaks, 7-6(6), 7-6(4).
Coin rose to prominence and made worldwide headlines when she defeated world #1 and #1 seed Ana Ivanovic in the second round, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. ESPN and Sports Illustrated both called the win one of the greatest upsets in tennis history.
Prior to Coin's upset victory, it had been 41 years since the top-seed had lost so early at the US Open, the previous time being when Maria Bueno lost in the second round of the 1967 U.S. National Championships. At the time of her victory against Ivanovic, Coin was ranked 188th.
She then lost 4-6, 4-6 to compatriot Amélie Mauresmo in the third round.