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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.
Putintseva at the 2016 US Open
|Country (sports)|| Russia (2009–June 2012)|
Kazakhstan (June 2012–present)
Boca Raton, Florida
|Born||7 January 1995|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||257–203 (55.87%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 27 (6 February 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 38 (8 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2016)|
|French Open||QF (2016, 2018)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2015, 2016, 2018)|
|US Open||2R (2016, 2017)|
|Highest ranking||No. 318 (27 February 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 384 (8 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|French Open||1R (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2017)|
|Last updated on: 9 April 2019.|
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. Her favourite surface is clay. As of the start of June 2012, she represents Kazakhstan.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Singles: 2 (2 runner–ups)Edit
|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|
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.
|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||0 / 5||12–5||71%|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|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||1–1||0 / 21||23–21||52%|
|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 / Qatar Opens||A||1R||A||Q1||2R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||1–5||17%|
|Italian Open||A||Q2||A||A||Q1||2R||Q1||0 / 1||1–1||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%|
|Pan Pacific Open / Wuhan Open||A||A||A||Q2||2R||1R||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Overall Win–Loss||1–2||5–12||5–6||10–17||28–23||20–27||19–21||9–9||0 / 118||97–118||45%|
- 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.
Singles: 12 (6–6)Edit
|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
|1.||Andrea Petkovic||No. 10||Nuremberg Cup, Germany||Clay||1st round||5–0 ret.|
|2.||Madison Keys||No. 9||Toray Pan Pacific Open, Japan||Hard||1st round||6–3, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)|
|3.||Svetlana Kuznetsova||No. 8||St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia||Hard||Quarterfinals||6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5|
|4.||Dominika Cibulkova||No. 5||St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, Russia||Hard||Semifinals||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|5.||Sloane Stephens||No. 10||Nuremberg Cup, Germany||Clay||1st round||5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|6.||Sloane Stephens||No. 5||Sydney International, Australia||Hard||2nd round||3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0|
- Yulia Putintseva at the International Tennis Federation
- "Putintseva Rallies Past Wozniacki". www.wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- "Dominika Cibulkova surprised by Yulia Putintseva in St. Petersburg". Tennis.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05.