Putintseva’s epic coaching bust-up

Published by Bastien Thorne

Finally! After years of watching coaches wander on to court and say nothing particularly insightful or understandable, the WTA has produced a genuinely watchable piece of on-court coaching experience. Admittedly, Yulia Putintseva’s tete-a-tete with coach Roman Kislyanskiy is probably not what the powers that be had in mind when they introduced on-court coaching back in the day. But it was infinitely more watchable than the match itself, and has also garnered a truck load more views.

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Unfortunately, it’s the last we’ll see of ‘Poots’ in the tournament – the Kazakh was double bagelled by Alize Cornet on the opening day of the tournament (but not before she did this to her racquet):

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