Julie Ditty Death : Former Vanderbilt All-American and WTA top 90 has died .

By | September 10, 2021

Julie Ditty Death : Former Vanderbilt All-American and WTA top 90 has died .

We are sad to report that Julie Ditty, former Vanderbilt All-American and WTA top 90, has passed away.

Her death was confirmed by several sources on social media on September 1. 2021.

Doylisa Barney reacting to the news of her death wrote “Julie Ditty was a warrior and she fought a long & courageous battle with cancer. I am fortunate to have known her. She came to our school last year and gave my students tennis lessons. Such a giving person! Love to her family and all who knew & loved her.”

She died after a long battle with cancer.

Condolences – Comments and Reactions.

Mark Maynard wrote 


So sorry to hear about the passing of Julie Ditty. She is frankly one of the greatest athletes this area has ever known but also one of the area’s greatest individuals. She was kind, generous, humble, compassionate, friendly, competitive and a beautiful soul.
My heart hurts for Jack, Juanita and the entire Ditty family who have given so much to this area. Julie was very much a part of her mom and dad in so many ways. I also will be praying for her husband Josh Qualls and their son as they grieve for this wife and mother. A bright light has left us but her impact never will.
May be an image of 1 person and standing

Mountain Sports Hall of Fame wrote 

We ran this article five or six years ago about a tennis star unmatched from our area. We found out earlier today she has passed away at a very early age.
When we talk tennis here in Kentucky it often comes out in conversations about Julie Ditty, who played high school tennis at Russell, Ky. She is a member of several Halls of Fame and the KHSAA is but one of them. Here is the introduction it gave about her: – A three-time state high school singles champion,
Ditty is one of Kentucky’s all-time tennis greats.
Ditty won her first championship as an eighth-grader at Lexington Christian Academy in 1993. Ditty later starred at Russell High School, taking home singles championships in 1996 and 1997. Ditty later played two years for the U.S. National Junior Team and enjoyed a standout career at Vanderbilt University, where she was a three-time All-American.
By the time Ditty was in the second grade, she was already a letter player on the varsity high school tennis team, beating girls a decade older.
Here are but a few things we should know about Ditty:
KY Athletic Hall of Fame 2013
KY High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame 2013
KY Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2008 inductee
Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame
Records for most singles and doubles titles on USTA pro circuit with 32 victories
As a pro: Competitive Experience
10 years on Sony Ericsson WTA tour
4 grand slam tournaments
2009 US Federation Cup team member
At the pro level, she amassed 39 USTA Pro Circuit titles — 30 of them in doubles.
Ditty went on to win 590 singles and doubles matches on the pro level. The best success came Ashland.later on as her singles ranking climbed all the way to No. 89 in March of 2008. In doubles, Ditty peaked at No. 66 the following year.
Along the journey, she earned her way into Grand Slam tournaments and also enjoyed success in World Team Tennis, including a win over Venus Williams.
At one point, Ditty ranked fifth among U.S. women pro players. She made Grand Slam appearances in the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and French Open, as well as playing for the U.S. Fed Cup Team that defeated Argentina in 2009.
What a career she had!
Ditty retired and began teaching tennis at Bellefonte Country Club.


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