Re: Yulia Putintseva Thread
I rather have her play for Russia, but in the end, it is the player who you support, not necessarily the country, I think. Although she will play for Kazakhstan on paper, she will always be Russian. It is just that in Fed cup, Olympics, and her ranking she will compete as Kazakh, but her roots remain Russian. And I will be interested how her career will develop, also as a Kazakh.
Fact is that for Russia it is a loss. I cannot judge how it must feel for the Russians that she switches the nationality. I also wonder how much this is her own decision. I can imagine that managaers are involved who also make a profit of have her nationality changed. Anyway, good luck Yulia for your tenniscareer, also as a Kazakh.
Valeria Savinykh - Aryna Sabalenka
Vitalia Diatchenko - Ekaterina Makarova - Alexandra Panova - Valeria Solovyeva
Good luck to all russian players
Last edited by Phenomareva; May 25th, 2012 at 09:15 AM.