Residence: Donetsk, Ukraine
Date of Birth: October 20, 1983
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
Height: 5’8 1/2” (1.74 m)
Weight: 132 1/2 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (June 12, 2001)
The October born Yulia returns to Hyderabad to the WTA Indian Open at Hyderabad seeded at 21 and with a WTA ranking of 121. Last year she was ousted from contending at Hyderabad by title winner Tanasugarn in the first round. Yulia is not to be taken lightly though; she is a WTA double’s title holder and has bagged 4 ITF singles titles along with another 6 ITF doubles titles; while taking home prize money over 100,000 UDD.
Having begun playing tennis at age seven, Yulia is now coached by Olga Mavrodiy. Both Yulia’s parents are working professionals. Reading literature occupies part of her recreational time, and, she is a Nicole Kidman fan.