Yulia Putintseva powers past Varvara Flink 6-1 6-1 in the 2nd round in Osaka on Thursday after playing a fantastic match to play Naomi Osaka in the quarter.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Flink had a favorable start in this set after breaking Putintseva in the 1st game (1-0). However, Putintseva found the way to come back to break Varvara 3 times in the 2nd (1-1), in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).

Flink was outplayed in the last 6 games of the set (from 0-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

Putintseva was in a great position at the beginning of the set to break Flink in the 1st game (1-0). Putintseva managed to boost her lead after breaking the Russian in the 5th (4-1) and in the 7th (6-1) game before conquering the set.

Flink was completely wiped out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-1 to 6-1).

1st
Putintseva
Flink
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Putintseva
Flink
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Yulia scored 59 points vs. the Russian’s 33 points.

Putintseva served exceptionally well to win 76% of the points (16/21) behind her first serve, and she won 58% points (14/24) on her second serve. Yulia was pretty effective in converting 60% of the break points that she conquered (6/10). On the other side, Flink was not so effective in converting her break points as she converted only 33% of her break points (1/3). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.

After this encounter, the head to head between Putintseva and Flink is 2-0 for Yulia.

Next Match: Yulia Putintseva vs. Naomi Osaka – stats

Putintseva will square off with Osaka in the quarter.

This will be the 4th time that Yulia Putintseva and Naomi Osaka square off. The head to head is 3-0 for Putintseva (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Putintseva won 7-64 6-2 in the 1st round in London back in July 2019.

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