Julia Schruff

Julia Schruff ( born August 16, 1982 in Augsburg) is a former German tennis player.

  • 3.2.1 finals
  • 4.1 Single
  • 4.2 double


Schruff who began playing tennis at the age of five years, decided after reaching the average maturity to a career in professional tennis.

In individual they previously won two ITF tournaments, the last in September 2010 in Alphen aan den Rijn. Your greatest sporting success on the WTA tour she celebrated in April 2003 in which to Category IV scoring clay tournament in Estoril. Schruff, which was started as a qualifier to the tournament, lost the final of the Spanish Magui Serna in straight sets. In 2007, she was at the ITF tournament in Acapulco the semifinals move ( losing to Emilie Loit ).

Her best Grand Slam result they achieved in 2005 at the U.S. Open when she was eliminated in the third round against the top-seeded Maria Sharapova in straight sets. With Anastasia Myskina (Berlin 2005) and Elena Dementieva ( Australian Open 2006), she has been able to beat two top 10 players. With Jelena Lichowzewa ( Auckland and Amelia Iceland 2006) and Flavia Pennetta (Palermo 2006), she also defeated two Top 20 players. They also had the upper hand against Jelena Janković (Doha 2006) and Katarina Srebotnik ( Estoril 2003).

In doubles, she won with changing partners five tournaments of the ITF Women's Circuit, their last title she could celebrate in Florence in May 2010. Then Schruff had to food poisoning, which she had suffered at the tournament in Memphis, pause for half a year.

In 2011 she played only a few tournaments before she left because of her pregnancy from the professional tour. Since April 16, 2012 Schruff is no longer out of the WTA in the world rankings.

Fed Cup

Between 2004 and 2006 Schruff part of the German Fed Cup team. In April 2005, her case against the Indonesian Wynne Prakusya scored the first victory. In protest against the alleged unequal treatment of players by team boss Barbara Rittner and because of their opinion, lack of team spirit she refused - along with Martina Müller - to travel 2006 Fed Cup match against China to Beijing. Schruff was thereupon removed from the team.



Tournament Win




Performance at Grand Slam tournaments