Sofia Kenin: young American tennis player rising on the WTA Tour

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Sofia Kenin of the United States plays a forehand in her first round match against Julia Goerges of Germany on day one of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Sofia Kenin of the United States plays a forehand in her first round match against Julia Goerges of Germany on day one of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) /
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 06: Sofia Kenin of USA plays a forehand in her quarter final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day six of the ASB Women’s Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 6, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /

Sofia Kenin is approaching her best career singles ranking on the WTA Tour. She has the potential to breakout at any tournament.

Some players have noted Sofia Kenin’s tenacious play. She is aggressive on the courts and does not back down to any opponent. Her young career has seen her go up against some of the best in women’s singles tennis. While she still has a ways to go before she’s a favorite against the likes of Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, or even her younger peers such as Osaka or Ashleigh Barty, Kenin is getting better day by day. Earlier this year, she even put on a clinic at the 2018 Miami Open where she defeated Daria Kasatkina in the round of 64. Kenin would lose to Kvitova in the next round but her success at the event was well-deserved.

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Look for Sofia Kenin to be an interesting player to watch on the WTA Tour moving forward. Born in Russia, Kenin moved to the United States shortly thereafter. She currently lives and trains in Florida. Right now, the like of Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki continue to be the players to beat, but several rising stars are playing spoiler at any given tournament. The young American has the ability to do just that. As she continues her tennis career, you can track her progress and follow along via her social media. She often goes by “Sonya” which you will also find on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Stay tuned to see how she progresses throughout the remainder of the 2018 WTA Tour.