4th challenger title of 2011 for Putintseva (two 25K's and two 50K's). No matter how you slice it, that's damn impressive for a 16-year-old. I think she's ready to make some serious noise this year.
She's more a 17 years old than a 16 years old.
She won 3 of her 4 titles in Russia, the other one was in Turkey. Many 25k tournaments in Europe can be as competitive as her 50K titles. Indeed, she played a lot of juniors.
However she did well and everyone has the choice to play where she wants. Now It could be really interesting to see her playing tougher tournaments.
Re: Tyumen 50K F: Yulia Putintseva d. Elina Svitolina 6-2 6-4
The emergence of bitch queen Putintseva has begun
The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.