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Sofia Anna "Sonya" Kenin (/ˈsoʊniə ˈkɛnɪn/ SOH-nee-ə KEN-in;[1] born November 14, 1998 in Moscow) is an American tennis player. She won the USTA Girls' 18s national championship at the age of 16. As of September 2017, she is the number 108 ranked singles player in the world.[2]

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Junior career 3 Professional career 4 ITF finals (5–7)

4.1 Singles: (3–4) 4.2 Doubles: (2–3)

5 Singles performance timeline 6 Junior Grand Slam finals

6.1 Girls' Singles

7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Kenin moved to the United States
United States
shortly after she was born. Her tennis idol is Maria Sharapova.[3]

Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin
at Wimbledon 2015

Junior career[edit] Kenin reached number 2 ITF junior ranking in 2015. In 2014, Kenin won the Junior World Fed Cup as a member of the United States
United States
team. Her best results in the ITF season included winning the Grade A Orange Bowl and the Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championship Tournament in Carson. In 2015, Kenin won the USTA Girls 18s National Championship to earn a wild card into the main draw of the 2015 US Open. She also reached the final of the 2015 Junior US Open. In 2016, Kenin also reached the semifinal of the 2016 Junior US Open. Professional career[edit] In 2016, Kenin won her first two ITF titles at Wesley Chapel in Florida
Florida
and Sacramento in California. Her second title helped her win the US Open Wild Card Challenge to earn a wild card into the main draw of the US Open. At the 2017 US Open, Kenin advanced beyond the first round of a grand slam for the first time, defeating her compatriots Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis
and Sachia Vickery
Sachia Vickery
before losing to 2006 champion Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the third round.[4] Her success at the US Open convinced Kenin to forgo a scholarship to attend the University of Miami
University of Miami
so that she could officially become a professional tennis player.[5] ITF finals (5–7)[edit] Singles: (3–4)[edit]

Legend

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000/$80,000 tournaments

$50,000/$60,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$15,000 tournaments

$10,000/$15,000 tournaments

Finals by surface

Hard (2–2)

Clay (1–2)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 15 March 2015 Gainesville, United States Clay Katerina Stewart 4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Winner 1. 23 January 2016 Wesley Chapel, United States Clay Jesika Malečková 6–2, 6–2

Winner 2. 24 July 2016 Sacramento, United States Hard Grace Min 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Runner-up 2. 2 October 2016 Las Vegas, United States Hard Alison Van Uytvanck 6–3, 6–7 (4–7) , 2–6

Runner-up 3. 22 January 2017 Orlando, United States Clay Katarzyna Piter 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 4–6

Winner 3. 17 July 2017 Stockton, United States Hard Ashley Kratzer 6–0, 6–1

Runner-up 4. 6 August 2017 Lexington, United States Hard Grace Min 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: (2–3)[edit]

Legend

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000/$80,000 tournaments

$50,000/$60,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$15,000 tournaments

$10,000/$15,000 tournaments

Finals by surface

Hard (2–0)

Clay (0–2)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1. 14 March 2015 Gainesville, United States Clay Marie Norris Ingrid Neel Fanny Stollár 3–6, 3–6

Runner-up 2. 28 January 2017 Wesley Chapel, United States Clay Elizabeth Halbauer Chanel Simmonds Renata Zarazúa 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

Runner-up 3. 19 February 2017 Surprise, United States Hard Usue Maitane Arconada Mariana Duque Mariño Nadia Podoroska 6–4, 0–6, [5–10]

Winner 1. 17 July 2017 Stockton, United States Hard Usue Maitane Arconada Tammi Patterson Chanel Simmonds 4–6, 6–1, [10–5]

Winner 2. 11 November 2017 Waco, United States Hard Anastasiya Komardina Jessica Pegula Taylor Townsend 7–5, 5–7, [11–9]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%

French Open A A A

0 / 0 0–0 0%

Wimbledon A A Q1

0 / 0 0–0 0%

US Open 1R 1R 3R

0 / 3 2–3 40%

Career statistics

Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0

Year End Ranking 620 212 108

$171,733

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit] Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 2015 US Open Hard Dalma Gálfi 5–7, 4–6

References[edit]

^ VamosDeportes (2014-12-22). "Sofia Kenin, una tenista lista para el profesionalismo". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2018-01-03.  ^ Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation ^ "Pines teen Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin
earns respect in U.S. Open loss to Maria Sharapova". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2 October 2017.  ^ US Open 2017 Women's Singles Draw. US Open. Accessed on August 28, 2017. ^ Kaufman, Michele. Teen makes $140,000 at U.S. Open, declines University of Miami
University of Miami
scholarship. Miami Herald: September 05, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2018.

External links[edit]

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