Sofia Kenin has just won her first slam at the Australian Open with the decisive help of her father Alex that used Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu’s achievements to inspire his daughter.
Naomi surprised the tennis world after she won back to back the US Open (2018) and the Australian Open (2019). However, later it was the moment of another inspiring youngster, Bianca Andreescu, to impress after she won the US Open last year.
Both players were a huge example for the new generation and after winning Melbourne, Sofia revealed:
“[Seeing Osaka and Andreescu winning a slam] was a motivation, and my dad was telling me it was great for them and you can really achieve this, such a young age that they achieved it. My dad said just play and fight for every match that you’re playing, and anything is possible. The deeper you go, anything can happen.”
Sofia Kenin’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.7 (career-high), Kenin played her last match on the 1st of February when she overcame Garbine Muguruza 4-6 6-2 6-2 in the final of the Australian Open to win her 4th career title.
At the moment, this season Sofia has a 9-2 win-loss record. Kenin conquered 1 title at the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.10, Naomi played her last match on the 24th of January when she had to bow to Cori Gauff 6-3 6-4 in the 3rd round of the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka’s best performance of this season was getting to the semi-finals in Brisbane.
Sofia Kenin and Naomi Osaka played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Osaka.
The last time that they locked horns, Naomi Osaka won 6-73 6-3 6-1 in the 2nd round in Brisbane (Brisbane International) on the 9th of January 2020.
Here the video highlights.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.6, Andreescu played her last match on the 30th of October 2019 when she had to retire when playing against Karolina Pliskova in the round-robin and the scoreline was 6-3 .
Sofia Kenin, Naomi Osaka and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
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