Sofia Kenin conquers Ons Jabeur at US Open for the first time on Saturday night. In the fourth round No.2 seed Sofia Kenin. She had to weather a barrage of 35 winners coming from Tunisia’s racquet. Although she stayed still to break Jabeur’s serve three times. She even fires 13 winners on her own, fighting way to a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory. The match was played in New York City. It was a rematch of the pair of Australian Open quarterfinal. This was the second time that Kenin had defeated the Tunisian en route to a title after recording a victory over Jabeur.
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Kenin, defeated Jabeur en route to her Australian Open title earlier this year and came into the clash at Louis Armstrong Stadium with a 4-1 record over her, switched gears at the start of the second set. Kenin was feeling some pressure after her Melbourne triumph. She had even lost the match in her straight sets in her only warm-up event which happened before the US Open. Jabeur who had hit the 35 winners to Kenin’s 14. Not only this he even made 32 unforced errors to America’s 23.
When Sofia Kenin was 21- years old she made history by conquering Australia. She become the youngest American to win a Grand Slam since 2002. She had never been past the fourth round of a major. She had never been hyped and marketed like Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens, or Madison keys. This has changed her image in the eyes of the world.
She would be known and respected in her field after great success. Despite always being the top-ranked American in her age group, she has diverted attention and praise to more physically imposing peers. At the start of 2019, she was ranked 56th in the world. However, she was valued up 42 by the end of the year. She was even named the WTA’s most improved player. She had earned more hardcourt victories than any other player on the Tour. His victories are around 38. Now since 2016, Kenin became the first woman to win two majors in a year since 2016.