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Sofia Kenin
Sun, 2020-Feb-02 00:59 UTC
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With 397,191 views on Saturday, 1 February 2020 our article of the day is Sofia Kenin.

Sofia Anna "Sonya" Kenin ( SOH-nee-ə KEN-in; born November 14, 1998) is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 7 in the world. She is the reigning champion at the Australian Open and youngest American to win a Grand Slam women's singles title since Serena Williams in 2002. Kenin has won four singles titles and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She was also 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 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, and also won her first titles in both singles and doubles early in the year. She won the 2020 Australian Open, defeating Coco Gauff, home favourite and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and two-time Grand Slam winner Garbiñe Muguruza. Prior to her win at the 2020 Australian Open, her best result at a Grand Slam tournament came in 2019 at the French Open where she defeated Serena Williams and made it to the fourth round.

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