Yulia’s biggest win to date was at the 2016 Australian Open, upsetting the odds and beating former World No.1 and 18th seed Caroline Wozniaki in the first round.
AGAINST THE ODDS
Yulia Putinseva was born in Moscow, Russia. Her influencee into tennis, was Yulia’s father Anton. After training at the Spartak Club in Moscow, Yulia, like fellow Mizuno ambassador Marcos Baghdatis, moved to the Mouratoglou Academy in Paris at the age of 14, after being invited due to her exploits earlier that year. Growing up, Yulia’s key influences of the game included: Jelena Dokic, Martina Hingis (past coach) and most notably Justine Hennin. In 2010, Putinseva achieved her best results on the youth circuit, reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon and the finishing runner up in the final of the US Open. She also represented Russia at the Youth Olympic Games, losing out in the semi-finals. After winning her 6th ITF youth tournament in 2012, Yulia’s first notable win on the women’s tour came at the 2012 e-Boks Open, eventually losing out to former World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic In the 2nd round. This was shortly followed by winning the 2012 Open GDF SUEZ de Cagnessur- Mer Alpes-Maritimes. Yulia’s biggest win to date was at the 2016 Australian Open, upsetting the odds and beating former World No.1 and 18th seed Caroline Wozniaki in the first round. As a result, Yulia’s highest ranking to date is 57 on the WTA tour.
Winner of Cagnes-Sur-Mer tournament, France - 2012
Winner in Launceston, Australia - 2012
Winner in Kazan and in Tyumen, Russia - 2011
Winner in Samsun, Turkey - 2011
Winner in Moscow, Russia – 2011