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Yulia P, “HBIC:” How the Teenage Dynamo is the “New York” of Tennis

This is Yulia Putintseva.

To call the ethnically Russian, fiscally Kazakh teen a character is an understatement of dramatical proportions. Putintseva burst onto the scene as a junior terror who appeared to be on the fast track for a PhD in “Keepin’ it Real.” On the comeback trail after a mid-summer injury stunted her progress in 2013, the Polyglot Princess’s latest successes – a second career WTA quarterfinal and an upset win over Osaka’s No. 6 seed Heather Watson – have drudged up nostalgia for what once was, and what might be again.

A former Top 100 tyrant, Putintseva has an attitude made for reality TV, and the nineteen-year-old appears to constantly channel former Flavor of Love villain and reality Queen Tiffany “New York” Pollard. A multimedia analysis yields some interesting similarities between the young teen and the HBIC:

1. Putintseva dropped out of junior tennis as fast as she could.

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2. She’s not afraid to let people know what she thinks.

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3. She refuses to be intimidated by authority.

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4. Neither fear confrontation…

 

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5. …or mind games.

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6. Both grasp the importance of staying calm

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7. …but realize that they’re works in progress.

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8. Above all, they both abide by the golden rules:

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Haters gonna hate, and Always. Be. Fabulous.

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1 Comment on Yulia P, “HBIC:” How the Teenage Dynamo is the “New York” of Tennis

  1. jeez, WTA is never ending source of DRAMA

    thanks for the laughs

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