Yulia Putintseva Bio

  • Coached by father, Anton Putintsev
  • Mother is Anna; younger brother is Ilya (plays ice hockey)
  • Introduced to sport by father; liked it and soon was practicing at Spartak Club in Moscow
  • Moved to Paris to attend Mouratoglou Academy after winning a big Under 14s event; has trained there ever since
  • Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is clay
  • Australian Open and US Open are favorite tournaments
  • Tennis idols were Jelena Dokic, Martina Hingis and Justine Henin - still watches videos of Henin on YouTube
  • Also enjoys dancing, music, singing, Sudoku, playing cards and chess
  • Person she would most like to meet is Eminem
  • Changed representation from Russia to Kazakhstan in May 2012.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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