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Yulia Antonovna Putintseva (Russian: Юлия Антоновна Путинцева; born 7 January 1995) is a Kazakh tennis player of Russian origin and descent. She is a two-time French Open quarterfinalist, and she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 27 in February 2017.

Yulia Putintseva
Юлия Путинцева
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Putintseva at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Russia (2009–June 2012)
 Kazakhstan (June 2012–present)
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 24)
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRoman Kislyanskiy
Prize money$3,279,032
Career record257–203 (55.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (6 February 2017)
Current rankingNo. 28 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French OpenQF (2016, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
US Open2R (2016, 2017)
Career record3–22
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 318 (27 February 2017)
Current rankingNo. 384 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open1R (2015, 2016, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup14–9
Last updated on: 9 April 2019.
Yulia Putintseva at the 2012 Open GDF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer


Personal lifeEdit

Yulia Putintseva was born to Anton Putintsev and Anna Putintseva, and has a brother named Ilya. Born in Moscow, she currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.[1] Her favourite surface is clay. As of the start of June 2012, she represents Kazakhstan.

Tennis careerEdit

Junior yearsEdit

In 2009, she played the second round of US Open in girls' singles, and the first round of the girls' doubles event, partnering Tamara Čurović. Putintseva also won three junior tournaments: the 17th International junior tournament Città di Prato 2009, the 31st International junior tournament Città di Santa Croce, both in Italy, and the 15th ITF Junior Open in Austria.

In 2010, she lost in the second round of the girls' singles event at the Australian Open. Putintseva advanced to the semifinal at Wimbledon and represented Russia in the Youth Olympic Games in August, where she lost in the semifinal. In the last junior Grand Slam event of this season, the US Open, she reached the final but lost to Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.


In 2012, she won another ITF tournament in Australia, and also received a wild card to the e-Boks Open where she won her first-round match, but then lost to former world No. 1 Jelena Janković, 3–6, 1–6. In May, Putintseva won as a qualifier the Open GdF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer, a $100,000 event in France. As a result, she jumped to world No. 122.

At the 2013 Australian Open, Putintseva defeated Christina McHale in three sets. She then lost to Carla Suárez Navarro in three tight sets. At the French Open, she stomped the world No. 44 Ayumi Morita. Her next opponent was the 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani who defeated her in straight sets.

At the 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Putintseva was defeated in the first round by qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru in three sets. Putintseva reached the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open losing to Jana Čepelová, and of the Japan Women's Open losing to Samantha Stosur.

She reached the second round at the 2015 French Open and Wimbledon losing to eventual quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina and to Venus Williams, respectively.

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinalEdit

At the Australian Open, she upset former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, winning in three sets.[2] She lost in the third round to Margarita Gasparyan. Putintseva reached semifinals in Kaohsiung, where she lost to the eventual winner Venus Williams. At her next tournament, the Qatar Open, Putintseva earned a straight-sets win over Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, but lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the following match. At Indian Wells, Putintseva defeated Peng Shuai and earned another upset in 2016 by defeating world No. 27, Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets. She then lost to world No. 1, Serena Williams.

At the French Open, Putinseva beat Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round in straight sets, before going on to beat the No. 28 seed Andrea Petkovic and Italy's Karin Knapp en route to the fourth round, where she upset world No. 14 and No. 12 seed Carla Suárez Navarro before losing to eventual finalist Serena Williams in three sets in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Prior to Wimbledon, she played at the inaugural Mallorca Open and the Eastbourne International, losing both in the first round. At the third Grand Slam event of the year, Putintseva was defeated in round two by the hard hitting Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets. The following week, she was chosen as part of the Kazakhstan Olympic Tennis team for the Rio Summer Olympics.

To start off the US Open Series tournaments, Putintseva started with a semifinal run at the Citi Open. Seeded sixth, she lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Yanina Wickmayer. She lost to Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Rogers Open. She was scheduled to compete at the Brasil Tennis Cup, but withdrew because of injury. This would also cause her to miss the Olympics.

After returning from injury, Putintseva lost in the first round of the Western & Southern Open to qualifier Annika Beck. As a result of her injury before the Olympics, Putintseva was forced to play in the qualifying tournament before the Connecticut Open. Seeded No. 1 in qualifying, she was stunned in the first round by Carina Witthöft. Putintseva next competed at the US Open. She had an easy first-round win over Sabine Lisicki. However, for the second week in a row, she was beaten by Witthöft in three sets. She had early-round losses in many tournaments after the US Open, and lost in the second round of both the Toray Pan Open and the China Open. She finished the season with another second-round loss to Elina Svitolina at the Kremlin Cup.

2017: First WTA finalEdit

Putintseva started the season off with a first-round loss in Brisbane to the 2016 US Open finalist Karolína Plíšková. However, she did compete at the Australian Open as the 31st seed. It was the first time she was seeded at a Grand Slam tournament. She beat Lara Arruabarrena in the first round, but lost to Jeļena Ostapenko in the second. She then competed at the St. Petersburg Open, beating Johanna Larsson (who retired in the second set) and Annika Beck before beating No. 3 and No. 2 seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulková en route to her first WTA final. Her win over Cibulková was her first over a top-5 player.[3] But she then lost to Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. However, her campaign in St. Petersburg ensured a career-high ranking of world No. 27.

WTA finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners–up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2017 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Kristina Mladenovic 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 4–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2018 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Wang Qiang 1–6, 2–6
Win 1–2 May 2019 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Performance timelinesEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records. This table is current through the 2019 Italian Open.


Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 7 6–7 46%
French Open Q2 2R Q3 2R QF 3R QF 1R 0 / 6 12–6 71%
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 4–6 40%
US Open Q1 A Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–loss 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–4 8–4 4–4 6–4 2–3 0 / 23 24–23 51%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A Q1 Q1 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Miami Open A 1R A Q1 1R 3R 1R 4R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Madrid Open A 1R A A A 1R A 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
China Open A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Opens[1] A 1R A Q1 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Italian Open A Q2 A A Q1 2R Q1 2R 0 / 2 3–2 50%
Canadian Open A A 2R Q1 1R 1R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Open Q2 A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q2 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Tokyo / Wuhan Opens[2] A A A Q2 2R 1R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 2 12 6 17 23 27 21 9 118
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 5–12 5–6 10–17 28–23 20–27 19–21 9–9 0 / 118 97–118 45%
Win% 33% 29% 45% 37% 55% 43% 48% 50% 45.12%
Year-end ranking[3] 123 105 113 74 33 53 45 $3,279,032


  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
  • 3 2010: WTA Ranking–725, Tournaments–1, Win–Loss 0–1.
    2011: WTA Ranking–241, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.


Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–4
French Open A 1R 1R A 0–2
Wimbledon A 2R A 1R 1–2
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
Win–loss 0–1 1–4 0–3 0–3 1–1 2–12

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (6–6)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1 22 May 2011 Moscow, Russia Clay   Veronika Kapshay 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2 24 July 2011 Samsun, Turkey Hard   Marta Domachowska 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 3 13 August 2011 Kazan, Russia Hard   Caroline Garcia 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4 30 December 2011 Tyumen, Russia Hard (i)   Elina Svitolina 6–2, 6–4
Winner 5 12 February 2012 Launceston, Australia Hard   Lesley Kerkhove 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6 13 May 2012 Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France Clay   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1 4 November 2012 Nantes, France Hard (i)   Monica Niculescu 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2 1 December 2012 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 3 13 April 2014 Pelham, United States Clay   Laura Siegemund 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4 4 May 2014 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Taylor Townsend 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5 12 July 2015 Contrexéville, France Clay   Alexandra Dulgheru 3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Runner-up 6 1 November 2015 Nanjing, China Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1.   Andrea Petkovic No. 10 Nuremberg Cup, Germany Clay 1R 5–0 ret.
2.   Madison Keys No. 9 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 1R 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)
3.   Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 8 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia Hard QF 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
4.   Dominika Cibulková No. 5 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia Hard SF 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
5.   Sloane Stephens No. 10 Nuremberg Cup, Germany Clay 1R 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
6.   Sloane Stephens No. 5 Sydney International, Australia Hard 2R 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
7.   Naomi Osaka No. 1 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Grass 2R 6–2, 6–3
8.   Naomi Osaka No. 2 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 1R 7–6(7–4), 6–2


  1. ^ Yulia Putintseva at the International Tennis Federation
  2. ^ "Putintseva Rallies Past Wozniacki". Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Dominika Cibulkova surprised by Yulia Putintseva in St. Petersburg". Retrieved 2017-02-05.

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