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Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin comes up big again to lead U.S. to Fed Cup finals

[ad_1] Exactly one week after hoisting the women's singles trophy at the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin again stood in triumph with cheers cascading over her from an appreciative crowd.This time, Kenin was not alone. On Saturday at a Fed Cup event in Everett, Washington, Kenin celebrated with her doubles partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands. They had just stopped Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-0 to give the U.S. a 3-2
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Sofia Kenin joins long list of bright, young, American tennis stars

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- With the bulbs of the cameras flashing incessantly around her, Sofia Kenin hoisted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Saturday night at Rod Laver Arena after enamoring audiences around the world with her aggressive play, relentless self-belief and endearing speech about her lifelong dream coming true. It was the 21-year old's maiden Grand Slam title, and she became the first American to win a major since
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Australian Open 2020 – Novak Djokovic, Sofia Kenin and the best stories from Down Under

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- After 14 days of captivating tennis at Melbourne Park, Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin emerged as Australian Open singles champions for 2020.Djokovic's come-from-behind five-set win over Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final gave him an unprecedented eighth Australian Open title. Kenin, the 21-year-old American, enjoyed a fairy-tale fortnight, defeating world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and teen sensation Coco Gauff en route to her maiden Grand Slam singles
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Sofia Kenin wins Australian Open for 1st Grand Slam title

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza.Kenin came through in spectacular fashion. She won the next five points, each with a winner -- one an ace, the others clean groundstrokes to cap exchanges of 11 shots or more.The American
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Australian Open women’s final – How Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza got here

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- After an upset-ridden fortnight at the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza are set to battle for the women's title Saturday (3:30 a.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App). It is a matchup no one predicted entering the tournament -- which is surprising, considering how dominant both have been during their subsequent runs to the final.So how exactly did they each get here? Let's break it down, match
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Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza surprise everyone but themselves by reaching Australian Open final

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- The headline on the front of a local newspaper's sports page loomed everywhere at Melbourne Park on Thursday. "Halep lurks dangerously on Barty's horizon," it proclaimed, with an image of a victorious Simona Halep celebrating her win over Anett Kontaveit in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open the day earlier.It seemed everyone was excited about what looked to be an almost-inevitable finals clash between Halep, the
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Who needs hype? Sofia Kenin emerges from difficult draw to secure spot in Australian Open semifinals

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- For two hard-fought sets during her Australian Open quarterfinal match against Ons Jabeur on Tuesday, Sofia Kenin looked distraught.But looks can be deceiving when it comes to the 14th-seeded American.The tenacious 21-year-old threw up her arms in frustration, yelled at herself and her box (which included 2009 Australian Open finalist Dinara Safina) and shrugged her arms demonstrably more times than one could count. She ran out
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Coco Gauff’s Australian Open run ends in 3-set loss to Sofia Kenin

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz.That's only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again."Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She's obviously done great stuff, of course. It's absolutely normal. Just (tried) not to let that get in my head," Kenin
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How Sofia Kenin halted Coco Gauff’s run in the Australian Open round of 16

[ad_1] ESPN analyst Patrick McEnroe put it best late in the first set of the round of 16 match between 15-year-old Coco Gauff and Australian Open No. 14 seed Sofia Kenin. After a compelling rally filled with crisp shot selection by both players, he observed: "Both of these women have high tennis skills and high tennis IQs."Unlike fellow Floridian Gauff, Kenin, 21, has largely flown under the radar despite a