Yulia Putintseva

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. So far, she has won one WTA singles title.[1]

Yulia Putintseva
Юлия Путинцева
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Putintseva at the 2019 French Open
Full nameYulia Antonovna Putintseva[1]
Country (sports) Russia (2009–June 2012)
 Kazakhstan (June 2012–present)
ResidenceMoscow, Russia and
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 25)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachRoman Kislyanskiy
Prize moneyUS$ 4,165,963
Singles
Career record290–227 (56.1%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 27 (6 February 2017)
Current rankingNo. 33 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016, 2020)
French OpenQF (2016, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
US Open3R (2019)
Doubles
Career record7–28 (20.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 160 (21 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 171 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open3R (2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–11 (59.3%)
Last updated on: 11 March 2020.

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. She was introduced to sport by her father. She liked it and was soon practicing at Spartak Club in Moscow. Later, she moved to Paris to attend Mouratouglou Academy after winning a big Under 14s event. Her favourite surface is clay, while her favourite tournaments are Australian Open and US Open. Tennis idols were Martina Hingis and Justine Henin. She also enjoys dancing, music, singing, Sudoku, playing cards and chess. As of the start of June 2012, she represents Kazakhstan.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2010, she lost in the second round of the girls' singles event at the Australian Open.[5] Putintseva advanced to the semifinal at Wimbledon and represented Russia in the Youth Olympic Games in August, where she lost in the semifinal.[6][7] 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.[8]

2012–2015Edit

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

 
Putintseva at the 2016 US Open

At the Australian Open, she upset former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, winning in three sets.[9] 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 2017 season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to third seed and eventual champion Karolína Plíšková.[10] In Sydney at the Apia International Sydney, Putintseva was defeated in the second round by tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[11] At the Australian Open, Putintseva was the thirty-first seed; it was the first time she was seeded at a Grand Slam tournament. She lost in the second round to Jeļena Ostapenko.[12]

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.[13] 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.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2020 Top Seed Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[14]
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 8 8–8 50%
French Open A A Q2 2R Q3 2R QF 3R QF 1R 0 / 6 12–6 71%
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R NH* 0 / 6 4–6 40%
US Open A A Q1 A Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–4 8–4 4–4 6–4 4–4 2–1 0 / 25 28–25 53%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A Q1 Q1 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R NH* 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Miami Open A A A 1R A Q1 1R 3R 1R 4R NH* 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Madrid Open A A A 1R A A A 1R A 3R NH* 0 / 3 2–3 40%
China Open A A A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R NH* 0 / 5 2–5 29%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[b] A A A 1R A Q1 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Italian Open A A A Q2 A A Q1 2R Q1 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Canadian Open A A A A 2R Q1 1R 1R A 1R NH* 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Cincinnati Open A A Q2 A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q2 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A A A Q2 2R 1R A 1R NH* 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Career statistics[15]
Tournaments 1 0 2 12 6 17 23 27 21 25 6 Career total: 140
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 Career total: 3
Hard Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–4 3–5 3–12 17–16 14–18 12–14 17–19 7–7 0 / 94 76–97 44%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–5 2–1 6–4 10–4 6–6 6–5 8–4 0–0 1 / 31 41–30 58%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 4–3 0–0 0 / 15 7–15 32%
Overall Win–Loss[16] 0–1 0–0 1–2 5–12 5–6 10–17 28–23 20–27 19–21 29–26 7–7 1 / 140 124–142 47%
Win (%) 0%  –  33% 29% 45% 37% 55% 43% 48% 54% 50% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking[17] 725 241 123 105 113 74 33 53 45 34 $4,165,962

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments[14]
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 1–5
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Wimbledon A 2R A 1R 1R NH* 0 / 3 1–3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 5 2–5
Win–loss 0–1 1–4 0–3 0–3 3–4 0–1 0 / 16 4–16

Notes

WTA finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner–ups)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

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (6 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2011 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Veronika Kapshay 6–2, 6–1
Win 2–0 Jul 2011 ITF Samsun, Turkey 25,000 Hard   Marta Domachowska 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Win 3–0 Aug 2011 Tatarstan Open, Russia 50,000 Hard   Caroline Garcia 6–4, 6–2
Win 4–0 Dec 2011 Siberia Cup, Russia 50,000 Hard (i)   Elina Svitolina 6–2, 6–4
Win 5–0 Feb 2012 Launceston International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Lesley Kerkhove 6–1, 6–3
Win 6–0 May 2012 Open de Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France 100,000 Clay   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6–2, 6–1
Loss 6–1 Nov 2012 Open Nantes Atlantique, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Monica Niculescu 2–6, 3–6
Loss 6–2 Dec 2012 Al Habtoor Challenge, United Arab Emirates 75,000 Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 6–3 Apr 2014 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund 1–6, 4–6
Loss 6–4 May 2014 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay   Taylor Townsend 1–6, 1–6
Loss 6–5 Jul 2015 Grand Est Open 88, France 100,000 Clay   Alexandra Dulgheru 3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Loss 6–6 Nov 2015 Nanjing Open, China 100,000 Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 1 1 2 1 3 0 8
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2015
1.   Andrea Petkovic No. 10 Nuremberg Cup, Germany Clay 1R 5–0 ret.
2016
2.   Madison Keys No. 9 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 1R 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)
2017
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
2018
5.   Sloane Stephens No. 10 Nuremberg Cup, Germany Clay 1R 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2019
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yulia Putintseva at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ "Yulia Putintseva's Bio". WTA.
  3. ^ "2009 US Open Girl's Singles & Doubles".
  4. ^ "2009 ITF Junior Titles".
  5. ^ "2010 Australian Open Girl's Singles".
  6. ^ "2010 Wimbledon Girl's Singles".
  7. ^ "2010 Youth Olympic Games Girl's Singles".
  8. ^ "2010 US Open Girl's Singles".
  9. ^ "Putintseva Rallies Past Wozniacki". www.wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Pliskova breezes into Round 2". 2 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Johanna Konta into Sydney quarters as world No1 Angelique Kerber crashes out". 10 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Third Round Awaits After 2 Years for Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki". The New York Times. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Dominika Cibulkova surprised by Yulia Putintseva in St. Petersburg". Tennis.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  14. ^ a b "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  15. ^ "Player & Career overview".
  16. ^ "Matches - Career".
  17. ^ "YER Ranking - Singles". WTA.

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