Sofia Kenin is a Russian-born American tennis player and former World No.4. She reached this WTA ranking on March 9, 2020. She also has a career-high doubles ranking of No.29, achieved in January 2021. She has five singles titles and has won one Grand Slam title, the 2020 Australian Open. She is also the runner-up at the 2020 French Open women’s singles.
Sofia Anna “Sonya” Kenin was born on November 14, 1998, in Moscow, Russia. When she was just a few months old, the family moved to New York in the United States. Kenin now resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida and she plays under the American flag. She stands 170 cm tall and she plays right-handed and uses a two-handed backhand.
Since she turned pro, she has earned over US$ 7 million in prize money.
As a junior player, she peaked at No.2 in the world rankings. She also won the USTA International Spring Championship. Her professional career began with her playing in the ITF Women’s Circuit.
She made her Grand Slam main draw debut in 2015. It was at the US Open but Kenin did not make it past the opening round. The following year, she was in the main draw of the US grand slam again, again she only made it to the first round.
She started to gain traction in 2017 when she was in the qualifiers for Wimbledon and she scored two match wins at the US Open. In 2018, she appeared in all four of the Grand Slams, the same for 2019, making it as far as the fourth round of the French Open.
Her biggest year as a singles player was 2020. She started the year with a bang by winning the Australian Open and beating Garbine Muguruza. She followed that performance with a finals finish at Roland Garros. She lost to Iga Swiatek. In the same year, she was also in the quarterfinals of the French Open women’s doubles.
In late 2021 and 2022, she suffered from injuries and had to miss out on the 2021 US open, the 2022 French Open, and Wimbledon.
- Highest Singles Ranking: 4 (March 9,2020)
- Current Singles Ranking: 419 (July26, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances
- Australian Open - W (2020)
- French Open - F (2020)
- Wimbledon - 2R (2018, 2019, 2021)
- US Open - 4R (2020)
Other Singles Tournaments
- Tour Finals - RR (2019)
- Highest Doubles Ranking: 29 (January25, 2021)
- Current Doubles Ranking: 489 (July26, 2022)
Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances
- Australian Open - 3R (2020)
- French Open - QF (2020)
- Wimbledon - 2R (2018)
- US Open - 2R (2020)
- Fed Cup - F (2018)