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Sofia Kenin: American female tennis player
Sofia Anna Kenin is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 4 in the world. Kenin 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. She 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 five 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. On the ITF tour, she has won four singles titles and two doubles titles.


WTA suspends play until May 2 as coronavirus extends its grip on world sport [Video]

WTA suspends play until May 2 as coronavirus extends its grip on world sport

The Women's Tennis Association suspends play until the beginning of May as the coronavirus pandemic continues its decimation of world sport.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:47Published
Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy [Video]

Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy

First time grand slam champion Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy after beating Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

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Sofia Kenin loses to Rybakina at Dubai Championships

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DUBAI: Sofia Kenin lost her first WTA match since winning the Australian Open earlier this month as she went down 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-3 to Elena Rybakina on Tuesday at the Dubai Championships. World..
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Champion Kenin thanks 'crazy smart' dad - the self-taught coach behind her success

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin thanks her dad, who is a former cab driver and self-taught coach, for guiding her to a maiden Grand Slam title.
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American Sofia Kenin wins Australian Open to claim first Grand Slam title at 21

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Hello, I won, you can relax now': Kenin calls nervous mom

Sofia Kenin shed a few tears and needed to find a way to keep her emotions in check during an epic final against Garbine Muguruza, but soon after lifting her first Grand Slam title the American had to..
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Comeback kid Kenin overpowers Muguruza to claim first major

Sofia Kenin showed grit and combativeness on the way to her maiden Grand Slam title on Saturday, as the 21-year-old American fought her way back from a set down to beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the..
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Kenin downs Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam at Australian Open

American Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win on Saturday.
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Kenin's 'butterflies' v Muguruza's experience - Australian Open final preview

Sofia Kenin has "butterflies" as she prepares for her Grand Slam final debut, while Garbine Muguruza hopes to make her experience count.
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Cathy Freeman heaps praise on Ashleigh Barty's Australian Open run

Ashleigh Barty lost her semifinal to Sofia Kenin but she won plenty of hearts - including Aussie superstar Cathy Freeman's.
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Muguruza beats Halep to set up Australian Open final with Kenin

Garbine Muguruza continues her recent revival by reaching the Australian Open final with a straight-set win over Romania's Simona Halep.
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Australian Open: Sofia Kenin beats Ashleigh Barty to make final

Sofia Kenin reaches her first Grand Slam final, beating top seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in the Australian Open semi-finals.
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Barty beats Kvitova to reach Australian Open semi-finals

Top seed Ashleigh Barty beats Petra Kvitova to reach the Australian Open semi-finals, where she will face American Sofia Kenin.
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Sofia Kenin ousts Coco Gauff in fourth round of Australian Open

Coco Gauff, 15, saw her Australian Open run end in the fourth round with a three-set defeat at the hands of fellow American Sofia Kenin. - Published

Gauff's Australian Open run ended by Kenin

Coco Gauff misses out on her first Grand Slam quarter-final as fellow American Sofia Kenin fights back to win in the Australian Open fourth round.
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Top-ranked Barty bounced from Rogers Cup

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World number one Ashleigh Barty loses to Sofia Kenin in Rogers Cup

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Serena faces more major doubts after France shocker

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American Sofia Kenin, 20, shocks Serena Williams in third round of French Open

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