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Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin  : American Professional Tennis Player 

Sofia Anna “Sonya” Kenin is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 5 in the world. She is the reigning champion at the Australian Open and the youngest American to win a Grand Slam women’s singles title since Serena Williams in 2002. Kenin was named the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year in 2019, making her the first American to win the award also since Serena Williams in 1999. Kenin has won four WTA singles titles in total. She has also won two WTA doubles titles, including the 2019 China Open at the Premier Mandatory level with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Kenin was a child prodigy whose ability attracted the attention of veteran coach Rick Macci at the age of five. Coached primarily by her father, Kenin became a promising junior player, reaching No. 2 in the world after winning the Orange Bowl at the age of 16 and finishing runner-up at the 2015 US Open girls’ singles event the following year. She also won the USTA Girls 18s National Championship during that summer. On the professional tour, Kenin made her debut in the top 100 of the WTA rankings in 2018 as a teenager. She reached four WTA singles finals in 2019, three of which she won. Kenin’s championship run at the 2020 Australian Open was highlighted by a victory over world No. 1, Ashleigh Barty. Before this title, her best result at a Grand Slam tournament came at the 2019 French Open, where she defeated Serena Williams and made it to the fourth round.

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