Putintseva Plays a Perfect 10 in Paris
Some players never let on if they’re winning or losing.
Yulia Putintseva is not one of those players.
Ever “emotionally demonstrative,” Putintseva’s 1R against Aleksandra Krunic was highly anticipated:
In the shadow of the show courts, the spotlight nonetheless found the young Kazakh on Court 10:
Even the insects were eager for front row seats:
From 2-0 up, Putintseva saw the first slip away thanks to some deft touch from the Serb…
…making matters worse, Krunic brought a vocal cheering squad:
But the Kazakh took the crowd head on…
…and, leveling on a Krunic double fault, Putintseva unleashed:
Falling behind a break in the third, she remained undaunted…
As she served for the match, Twitter braced itself:
Thankfully, Putintseva did not disappoint:
With nemesis Elina Svitolina looming in the next round, the show is likely far from over:
Until then, enjoy Yulia Putinseva’s continued domination of the visual medium:
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