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SOFIA KENIN

Nationality:
USA
Height:
170cm
Weight:
57kg
Age:
20
Handedness:
right
Points:
2450
RANKING
#20
2019 WTA Wuhan, China Women Singles
From 20 September to 28 September 2019
round of 64
 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2019 WTA Guangzhou, China Women Singles
From 14 September to 21 September 2019
semifinal
 Anna Blinkova
Pro year: 2017
Best singles rank: #20 (08.2019)
Best doubles rank: #102 (06.2019)
Victory/Loss 2019
SurfaceVLTot
Hardcourt outdoor 30 11 41
Grass 6 2 8
Red clay 4 4 8
Unknown 1 1 2
Green clay 1 1 2
Total: 42 19 61

LATEST RESULTS
J.Paolini
75 61 19 Sep
K.Zavatska
64 62 18 Sep
L.Siegemund
64 62 17 Sep
K.Pliskova
64 46 61 13 Sep
A.Cornet
46 26 11 Sep
C.Paquet
26 57 9 Sep
M.Keys
36 57 30 Aug
L.Siegemund
76 60 29 Aug
C.Vandeweghe
76 63 26 Aug
M.Keys
75 64 17 Aug

Player history

Born in Moscow, known as Sonya, Sofia Kenin moved to USA when she was a young child. Residing
in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where she was home-schooled, as a junior she reached the singles final at the 2015 US Open (l. Galfi), the semifinals at the 2016 US Open and the quarterfinals at 2016 Wimbledon. She climbed as high as No.2 in the ITF World Junior Rankings representing the United States at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and competed at the 2016 ITF Junior Masters, both held in China.

Kenin made her Grand Slam main draw debut at 2015 US Open as a wildcard, received for being crowned USTA Girls’ 18s national champion, but fell in the first-round to Duque Mariño.

She also played 2016 US Open as a wildcard, granted for winning USTA Pro Circuit US Open wildcard challenge, losing to eventual R-Up Karolina Pliskova. In 2016, she also lifted titles at $25k ITF event in Wesley Chapel and $50k ITF tournament in Sacramento, finishing the season ranked No.212 (up from No.620 in 2015).

She compiled a 47-28 record at all levels in 2017, finishing at a career-high No.113. In what was only her fourth tour-level main draw appearance, she reached the third-round at US Open as a wildcard (l. Sharapova), after winning the Wild Card Challenge. In Flushing Meadows, she posted the first Top 50 win of her career against No.34 Davis. Also in 2017, she won the $60k ITF title in Stockton, finished R-Up at $60k ITF tournament in Lexington, and reached the semifinals at $60k ITF event in Sacramento. In other tour-level appearances in 2017, made the second round in Québec City (l. Safarova) and suffered a first round loss in Charleston (as qualifier, l. Mattek-Sands). She closed the year strongly by reaching the semifinals at three consecutive ITF Circuit events: $80k ITF/Tyler, $80k ITF/Waco, $25k ITF/Norman.

In 2018 she started the season by reaching her maiden WTA quarter-final in Auckland (l. eventual runner-up Wozniacki). She notably reached the second-round at Indian Wells that made her break into the Top 100 for first time on March 19 (at No.94). After that result, she made a third-round exit in Miami (l. Kvitova) after achieving her best win-by-rank of her career, a three-set victory over No.11 Kasatkina in the second-round. 

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