Sofia Kenin

Iga Swiatek Writes Polish Tennis History At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 10, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) On Saturday afternoon in Paris, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek wrote Polish tennis history by becoming the first-ever player from Poland to win a major singles title. Swiatek overwhelmed No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin from the […]

No Easy Journey To Major Final, Just Ask Kenin And Swiatek

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) What began with 128 players in the women’s singles draw a fortnight ago has pared down to just two at Roland Garros: Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek. They will walk out on Court Philippe-Chatrier […]

Dreams Do Come True, Swiatek Rolls To First Major Final

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Throughout this Parisian fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek has proved that dreams do come true. Over the course of 70 blustery minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Thursday afternoon, the Polish teen from Warsaw dominated […]

Best Tennis At Roland Garros? Try During Daylight Hours

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For a Grand Slam tournament with no “night sessions,” this year’s French Open sure has featured a lot of tennis after dark. Fortunately, some of the best tennis at Roland Garros is still […]

Focused Clijsters Beats Kenin In WTT Showdown

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If only Kim Clijsters and Sofia Kenin could have predicted the future 15 years ago. Back in 2005, a young and precocious six-year-old, Kenin, met her idol, Clijsters, at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, […]

A New Star Is Born As Kenin Wins Australian Open Title

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 […]

Kenin, Muguruza Roll Into Australian Open Final

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 […]

Barty, Kenin Advance To Australian Open Semis

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 […]

Elite WTA Field Competing For An Elite End-Of-The-Season Trophy

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 […]