Born in Moscow on 7th January 1995, Yulia Putintseva is one of the youngest players on WTA Tour and definitely a girl with bright future ahead of her. After some very impressive results on ITF events during last months Yulia Putintseva is now close to position in Top100 what is a huge achievement for such young player and she is definitely the one to watch in next months. Time to get to know Yulia Putintseva closer!
Yulia Putintseva is a right-handed player with double handed backhand. She considers red clay as her favourite surface but is able to adapt her game to all surfaces without many problems. With 156 cm she is also one of the smallest players on WTA Tour.
Yulia Putintseva was one of the most successful players on junior level (ranked as high as Nr.5) with highlights being her runner-up finishes at the Australian Open, US Open and Orange Bowl. In 2011 Putintseva was asked to change nationality and play under the flag of rich Kazakhstan instead of Russia.
2012 Season in Review
Yulia Putintseva started the 2012 tennis season with final appearance at the Australian Open in juniors competition (lost to Taylor Townsend) and then continued to play smaller ITF events (winning tournament in Launceston) before her first WTA Tour main draw appearance in Copenhagen in April. Putintseva defeated local player Karen Barbat for her career-first WTA Tour win in Dannish metropole before loosing to former Nr.1 Jelena Jankovic. Her big breakthrough came on clay courts in French city Cagnes Sur Mer where Putintseva qualified for the ITF event main draw and took the trophy on Sunday after defeating Pliskova, Mladenovic, Panova, Dubois, Garcia and Mayr en route to the title. You can also read our tennis pick for her final match against Patricia Mayr in Cagnes Sur Mer.
- Date of Birth: 7th January 1995
- Nation: Russia
- Height: 156 cm
- Weight: N/A
- Turned Pro: 2009
- Plays: Right-handed