Audra Cohen

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Audra Marie Cohen
Audra Cohen.jpg
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Plantation, United States
Born (1986-04-21) April 21, 1986 (age 31)
California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 72,901
Career record 59–63
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 229 (03 November 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (2007)
Career record 25–23
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 271 (27 April 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 2R (2004)
Last updated on: 20 April 2011.

Audra Marie Cohen (born April 21, 1986, in California) is a former American professional tennis player. Now living in Plantation, Florida, she was the # 1 collegiate female tennis player in the United States in 2007. She is currently the head women's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma.[1]

Her career high world rank was 229 in singles and 271 in doubles.[2]

Early life

When Cohen was a child, she first excelled at swimming, but she picked up a tennis racquet at the age of nine, and became a self-described “club rat,” who would hit as much as possible – first at her local club in California, and then in Florida, where she relocated with her family when she was 12. She learned tennis at Bill Clark's Tennis Academy.

Junior tennis career

In 2001 Cohen won the girls' 18 singles title at the November USTA National Open Championships. In 2002, she won the girls' 18 singles titles at the Florence Tennis Association (FTA) designated #6 and the Florida Bush Open, and was a member of the Junior Fed Cup team.

In 2003 Cohen won the doubles title (with Sierra Poske) at the girls' 18 USTA Super National Winter Championships, and the singles and doubles titles (with Kristi Kay Miller) at the girls' 18 USTA Super National Clay Court Championships. She was again a member of the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team. In 2004, she won the doubles title (with Lindsay Burdette) at the girls' 18 Easter Bowl, USTA National Spring Championships.

Pro tournaments

She was one of 12 collegiate players to be named to the 2006 USTA Summer Collegiate Team, an elite training program designed to give college’s top players exposure to professional tennis by competing on the USTA Pro Circuit. Cohen played in four USTA Circuit events, and reached the semifinals or better in three, including the $10,000 event in Evansville, Indiana, where she captured her first professional title.

She defeated world No 92 Olga Savchuk, in August 2006 in New Haven, Connecticut. She defeated world No 93 Varvara Lepchenko in a three-set match, in October 2006 in Augusta, Georgia.

In August 2007 in Forest Hills, New York, in her greatest upset to date, she defeated world No. 59 Elena Likhovtseva of Russia. At the 2007 US Open, she entered as a wild card and was defeated in the first round by Andrea Petkovic of Germany. In April 2008 in Amelie Island she beat world No. 89 Galina Voskoboeva. In May 2008, partnering with Heidi El Tabakh, she won the Landisville doubles.

In September 2008 in Beijing she defeated world No. 84 Anne Keothavong of Great Britain in straight sets. Her season-ending rankings were No. 579 in 2006, No. 384 in 2007, and No. 230 in 2008. 2011 retired from tennis.

ITF finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. July 25, 2006 Evansville, United States Hard United States Lauren Albanese 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. January 13, 2008 St. Leo, United States Hard Russia Anastasia Pivovarova 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 2 (2–0)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. May 25, 2008 Landisville, United States Hard Canada Heidi El Tabakh Switzerland Stefania Boffa
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 2. November 18, 2008 Puebla, Mexico Hard United States Megan Moulton-Levy Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Argentina Veronica Spiegel
6–2, 6–4


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  2. ^ Audra Cohen at the Women's Tennis Association

External links

  • Audra Cohen at the Women's Tennis Association
  • Official website
  • Northwestern University profile
  • "Audra Cohen: Junior Spotlight of the Week," 4/22/04
  • "Audra Cohen Named ITA National Player of the Year," 6/7/06
  • "UW women's tennis: Former NCAA singles champ on staff" at sports
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