WASHINGTON, February 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2020, in the books, focus turns from individual to team glory at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers. Sixteen teams will compete across […]
MELBOURNE, February 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) A new star was born in women’s pro tennis at the Australian Open Saturday night. Remember her name. It’s Sofia Kenin. Kenin, a 21-year-old Moscow-born American who emigrated to the United States soon […]
MELBOURNE, January 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s been 40 long years since an Australian woman reached the final of the Australian Open. No Australian woman has lifted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, the trophy presented each year to the […]
MELBOURNE, January 28, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian in 36 years to reach the Australian Open semifinals and new American No. 2 Sofia Kenin moved a step closer to her goal of […]
ZHUHAI, October 23, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) As the WTA’s Hengqin Life Elite Trophy Zhuhai unfolds this week in China’s southern Guangdong province, with an elite field – think Kiki Bertens, Sofia Kenin, Madison Keys, Aryna Sabalenka – that would make […]
MALLORCA, June 24, 2019 Sofia Kenin clinched the title of the Mallorca Open. The No. 7 seed from the United States defeated third favourite Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final at the Santa Ponsa Tenis […]
MALLORCA, June 22, 2019 Two youngsters will compete in Sunday’s singles final of the Mallorca Open, as No. 3 seed Belinda Bencic will take on seventh favourite Sofia Kenin. Bencic tallied her tour-leading eighth Top 10 win, knocking out No. 1 […]
SAN ANTONIO, April 22, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Sofia Kenin and Kathy Rinaldi won a Junior Fed Cup title five years ago for the United States as player and team captain. So, it should come as no surprise that when […]
HOBART, January 12, 2019 US-American young gun Sofia Kenin has taken out the Hobart International 2019 singles final to claim the Angie Cunningham Trophy on Saturday. A dominant performance helped the 20-year-old win her first WTA singles title, defeating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-3, […]
PRAGUE, November 10, 2018 (by Michael Dickens) Playing for one’s country always brings out a lot of emotion during any Fed Cup by BNP Paribas final. The opening ceremonies inside Prague’s O2 Arena Saturday afternoon brought players from both teams […]
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