Sofia Kenin is a 21-year-old American who can show the amazing performance in Australia Open. She defeated the top-ranked Ashleigh Barty with 7-6, 8-6, and 7-5 in the Australian Open. By this victory, Kenin can play in the final of the Australian Open as her first grand slam. In the final, she will fight against Garbine Muguruza. Kenin is the youngest woman player that can defeat the world No.1 in the major competition since 2002. In addition, she joins the Australian Open as the No.14 seed that can defeat the player beyond her rank.
Sofia Kenin has made sensational news to the American. She shows excellent performance. She is waiting to show her best in the final this Saturday. But, people may wonder who Sofia Kenin is. Well, Sofia Kenin is an American player who was born in Moscow. Her parents emigrated to the United States of America when she was a baby. Then, she spent her childhood in Florida. People around her like to call her “Sonya”. Kenin shows her potential since she was a child. She started to play in USTA youth tournaments when she was 7 years old. Then, in 2014, she was selected as the representation of the USA at the Summer Youth Olympics. She was also selected as a part of the Fed Cup Team. Then, her career starts to be bright when she chose to be a professional player in 2017. In that year, she finished as the third round after lost to Maria Sharapova in the US Open. Kevin has successfully repeated her performance in the US in 2019. She reached her best performance in French Open 2019 by reaching the fourth round. Meanwhile, she reached the third round at Rolland Garros after losing from Serena Williams.
In the same year, Sofia Kenin won the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year. She won this award due to her achievement by having three single titles. In 2019, she can reach her highest ranking as the world No.12. In addition, Sofia Kenin is predicted can join the world top 10 for the first time in her career considering her performance. As mentioned previously, Sofia Kenin is a professional player. Due to her achievement, she is rewarded with a scholarship. This scholarship will enable her to play at Miami in Florida. And, the most interesting part is about her coach. She is taught and trained by her father, Alex, who acts as her coach during her entire career up until now.