Last Updated on August 21, 2022
Yulia Putintseva is an ex-Russian female tennis player who switched nationality and now represents the Kazakhstan Female National Team. She was born and raised I n the capital city of Russia, Moscow, to the family of Anton and Anna Putintseva.
The 27-year-old, born on the 7th of January, 1995, currently resides in Florida, U.S.A, and began playing tennis at a young age. She was introduced to the game by her father, and she found it interesting, making her begin her training at the Spartak Tennis Club in Moscow.
After some time, she relocated to Paris, France, to continue her development at the Mouratouglou Academy after lifting the title at a prestigious under-14 event. She eventually turned pro in 2009 but did not completely leave the ITF Junior Circuit until 2012.
She enjoys playing on clay and is eager to participate in the US Open and Australian Open. She has won 2 Singles Career titles so far and has a terrible record in the Doubles category as she sits at 817 on the World Ranking.
She is currently World Number 39 and has achieved a career highest ranking of 27 in the Singles Category.
The current coach of Yulia is Roman Kislianskii. Roman is a young Russian coach (34) who became a professional on New Year’s Day of 2011 after quitting playing tennis. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Sports, and Tourism from Kuba State University just a year after he became a professional coach.
He started working as a hitting partner for Russian female tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova before he took charge of Yulia. There is no record stating the same year they began their relationship, but it should be between 2013 and 2014 when Yulia ultimately decided to focus on their senior career.
The pair shared some great moments together and had an outburst in 2017 when Yulia claimed her coach did not cheer her up enough to motivate her to victory in a match she lost in straight sets to her opponent. She later apologized to him on Instagram after he became her cheerleader in subsequent matches. Here are some of the achievements of Yulia under the watch of Roman:
In 2015, Yulia made it to the semifinals of the Bastad Open and succeeded with two semifinal appearances at the 2016 Kaohsiung Open and Washington Open. She also made it to her first WTA Tour final at the 2017 St.Petersburg Ladies Cup although she ended the tournament as a runner-up.
She proceeded with her development under Roman with another quarter-final appearance at the 2018 Roland Garros Cup to become just the second player from Kazakhstan to achieve this feat after Naroslava Shvedeva in 2015. She ended the year as a finalist at the 2018 Guangzhou Open.
Their relationship was eventually fruitful in the following year (2019) as Yulia won her first Singles title at the 2019 Nuremberg Open in Germany after defeating Tamara Zindansek in the finals.
She extended her success under Roman into 2021 as she reached another final at the Nur-Sultan Open but, was unable to lift the trophy. She was soon rewarded for her consistency at the Budapest Open in Romania where she won her second professional Singles title.
She also represented Kazakhstan after switching nationality from Russia in 2012 and was pivotal in ensuring the country walked home with bronze at the 2014 Incheon Team Event at the Asian Games.
According to records, Roman is the only recognized coach of Yulia since she had decided to focus entirely on her senior career in 2012. She has trained at some tennis facilities, such as the Spartak Club in Moscow, but it remained unknown who her coaches were.
Yulia Putintseva’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Yulia Putintseva under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Roman Kislianskii||2013- till date||2019 Nuremberg Open, 2021 Budapest Open|
Yulia has been with just a coach all through her senior career, and after the outburst they had in 2017, it seems they are getting along quite well. Roman has been crucial to her development hitherto and is still working on bringing out the best in her.
Considering her recent performance at the 2022 National Bank Open in Toronto, where she reached the quarterfinals, it appears she is getting her rhythm back and should win more titles soon.