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Yulia Putintseva defeats Anhelina Kalinina for second career title at Hungarian Grand Prix

Yulia Putintseva raced past Anhelina Kalinina to claim her second ATP title at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Yulia Putintseva Hamburg 2021 Tennis – WTA 250 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 8, 2021 Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva in action during her round of 16 match against Germany’s Andrea Petkovic
  • What happened: Yulia Putintseva notched a 6-4, 6-0 triumph over first-time WTA finalist Anhelina Kalinina to claim her second career, and second on clay.
  • Key stat: Putintseva won 21 of 34 second-serve return points and broke Kalinina’s serve five times. She won the final seven games of the final, completing her victory in 70 minutes.
  • Stunning debut: Both players were making their tournament debut in Budapest.
  • Two in a row: Putintseva, a former world No 27, has now won her last two WTA finals, both on clay. She won the trophy at Nurnberg in 2019, and previously had lost two finals – at St. Petersburg in 2017 and Guangzhou in 2018 – on hard courts.
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