Julia Boserup, an American tennis player has gathered entry into the Hawaii Open in Honolulu as a wild card this month in November. It was her passion to play the sport at the age of six and to stay homeschooled in high school, allowing her more time to devote to her tennis career.
Boserup's ranking this 2017 season was 85 and it was three years ago that she reached the quarterfinals of the WTA event in Monterrey, Mexico winning over the number 24 Belgian, Kirsten Flipkens in the first round. This promising young American has continued her tennis craft at ITF events winning three singles and one doubles title on the circuit.
It was last year in 2016 that she qualified and made her main draw maiden presence at the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Tatjana Maria in the first round and the second round won over Belinda Bencic, as the Swiss had to retire in the second set due to an injury.
The American had experienced being in the qualifying round at the 2011 U.S. Open and the following year was fortunate enough to make it in the Australian Open. A few years ago in 2015, she won in singles at a Raleigh, North Carolina event defeating another American comrade, Samantha Crawford.
It was a few months after that she decided to enter the doubles, pairing with Nicole Gibbs as they won the doubles title in a Las Vegas, Nevada tournament. This season for Boserup has been more of a learning experience where she went as far as the opening and second rounds of most tournaments she's played.
But the strategies needed to become a better opponent were started for her at the Monterrey event that she made the quarterfinals playing opposite France's Caroline Garcia. It was Boserup's fortune to play three of the four grand slams this year and it was at Roland Garros where her opponent in the opening round was Petra Kvitova.
At Wimbledon, she had a tough three-setter with another American, Shelby Rogers and at the U.S. Open she had participated in but was defeated in the opening round by Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Being in Hawaii is quite a different environment but Boserup was set during the opening round at the Hawaii Open venue of Central Oahu Regional Park to play Italy's Sara Errani.
It was a difficult three-setter with both Errani and Boserup having strong, powerful rallies, but the first set, the Italian was more aggressive than Boserup even though they did go into a tiebreaker in the opening set, Errani won 7-6.
The same repeat couldn't be done and Boserup was more determined and aggressive to win a set and she did from a defensive Errani as her volleying and placement were 'on point and she had gotten her confidence back.
Boserup won the 2nd set to level the match off winning 6-4. By the end of the second set, both Boserup and Errani were showing fatigue but it was Boserup who held to a minimum of unforced errors while her Italian opponent started hitting her shots either wide or long.
It was frustrating for Errani that she couldn't connect on many of her rallies and the unforced errors were the fault of the deciding set results. It was mostly Boserup's game that showed better strategy and tactics to win not only the set, but the match, and the opening round of the Hawaii Open in Honolulu.
Julia Boserup should be satisfied with her results so far as she meets in her next round Japan's Misaki Doi who defeated another American lady player, Asia Muhammad in a tight three-setter, two-tiebreaker match. .