All the eyes at this Australian Open in the US were on Serena Williams and the big question was if the American legend could win her 24th major and finally match Margaret Court’s tally. However, things got an unpredictable turn as it was Sofia Kenin to enjoy an astonishing fortnight in Melbourne to win a sensational Australian Open. The Russian-born American impressed with her determination and the ability to mix her powerful groundstrokes with great variations especially in the final against Garbine Muguruza.
Kenin as the American no.1
A few days ago, Sofia’s father, Alex, was critical about the hype around Coco Gauff as he stated that his daughter achieved more than the American teenager. However, Alex will not be worried about that, at least in the near future. In fact, besides grabbing the headlines for winning the major, Sofia will be ranked as the American no.1 from next Monday. In fact, Kenin has now 4498 points in the live rankings vs. Serena’s 3915. Therefore, from Monday, Sofia will be the new world no.7 (8 places up and career-high) while Serena will be no.10.
These are the new live rankings and the sky is the limit for the young American!
Sofia Kenin’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.15, Kenin played her last match on the 1st of February when she defeated Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 in the final in Australian Open to win her 3rd career title.
This season Kenin has a 9-2 win-loss record. Kenin conquered 1 title at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.9, the American played her last match on the 24th of January when she lost to Qiang Wang 6-4 6-72 7-5 in the 3rd round in Australian Open.
Currently, this season the American has a 7-1 win-loss record. Serena conquered 1 title in Auckland.
Sofia Kenin and Serena Williams played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Kenin.
The last time that they competed against each other, Sofia Kenin won 6-2 7-5 in the 3rd round in Paris (French Open) in June 2019.
Sofia Kenin and Serena Williams
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