Sofia Kenin is the last American to achieve her dream to win a major at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old was under the radar for the greatest part of last fortnight to shine in the second week after she defeated the likes of Coco Gauff, home favorite Ashleigh Barty and Garbine Muguruza.
The dominance of Serena Williams
It’s interesting to notice that Sofia is the 25th female player to win a slam title (singles) in the last 15 years since 2006. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the last 15 years were dominated by Serena Williams that collected 17 titles out of 57 available (56 + 1 in 2020). Sharapova managed to win 4, Clijsters and Henin 3. It’s also interesting that 12 players won only 1 slam in the same period.
Sofia Kenin’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.15, the American played her last match on the 1st of February when she beat Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 in the final in Australian Open to win her 3rd career title.
At the moment, this season Sofia has a 9-2 win-loss record. Kenin conquered 1 title at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.9, Serena Williams played her last match on the 24th of January when she had to bow to Qiang Wang 6-4 6-72 7-5 in the 3rd round in Australian Open.
This season Serena Williams has a 7-1 win-loss record. The American clinched 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 played each other, Sofia Kenin won 6-2 7-5 in the 3rd round in Paris (French Open) in June 2019.