24 May 2011

16-year old triumphs in debut final

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Photo: Valentin Mironov$25,000 Moscow - singles champion Yulia Putintseva

Yulia Putintseva, runner-up in the singles final of the 2010 Junior US Open tournament, celebrated winning her career first ITF Pro Circuit singles title when she triumphed in her home city of Moscow.

The 16-year old recipient of a Wild Card into the main draw had an amazing run to her first ever singles final, a run which included three successive victories over seeded opposition including the tournament’s top seed in the quarterfinals.

This $25,000 Moscow tournament saw Putintseva competing in only her fourth singles main draw on the ITF Pro Circuit and eighth of her career and is now closing in on her WTA career best singles ranking of 608, set in February this year.