Sofia Kenin is no stranger to an upset.
Hard-working, gutsy, gritty she leaves it all out there going for the win.
I like the way she comes out on court and bounces around with that confidence in her game and what she is up against.
Her performance and the way she went about her win against Serena Williams at Roland Garros was perfect. I love Serena but at the same time you couldn’t help but admire and appreciate the game the young American brought to the court.
She went big. It’s a go big or go home approach. I am sometimes torn on how effective over a prolonged period of time that can work for as there are instances where you defeat yourself with this game.
Big off the forehand and backhand is where it begins and it takes a lot of trust to continue when things aren’t going well but right now Sofia is a dangerous player to come up against.
She picked up her second career title just over a week or so ago where she won on the grass in Mallorca against Belinda Bencic saving multiple championship points.
Sofia beat Bencic 6-7 7-6 6-4 winning just three more points than her opponent but hitting 48 winners as well as 38 unforced errors in the match that lasted 2 hours 42 minutes.
The 20 year old is at a career high of 28 in the world and had a good run for round four in Paris a month or so back.
Kenin is in the bottom quarter of the women’s draw which has Naomi Osaka who opens up against Putintseva with Kenin up against Sharma before potentially a match against either Giorgi or Yastremska ahead of Naomi in R3.
Also in that quarter is the two Caroline’s (Wozniacki and Garcia) as well as Simona Halep.