The new champion of Grand Slam in the WTA Tour, Sofia Kenin, from a country where the ladies have dominated the sport of tennis and will continue to do so. Either Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati , Lindsay Davenport, Venus and Serena Williams , the american women have a legacy unmatched in the tour of tennis.
In the month of February, Kenin had the opportunity to share the court with Serena Williams at the Fed Cup by 2020. She shared about the successful experience of his career. “It was super exciting.
First congratulated me, hugged me, said it was great, very proud of me. It meant a lot to come of it. She is my idol, ” said the american tennis player born in Moscow Kenin. After claiming the Australian Open title , Kenin lost their next game against the champion of Roland Garros 2017 , Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
In that moment, Serena raised their morale and prepared for the next meeting. In addition, Williams had lost his first match of rubber singles of the Fed Cup against Anastasija Sevastova. “We became friends” – Sofia Kenin “After losing the tough match, he saw that she was quite depressed and gave me some nice words.
She said: “you Know what, you have just won a Grand Slam, don’t worry about that, you’re good,” he added. “Of course I wanted to win. I also tried to help her after losing, give him some tips before the match.
When he lost, just wished us good luck. After that she was super excited for us. We just get closer. Yes, we became friends ” Also during the Fed Cup, the world number four Kenin also had the opportunity to guide Williams on how to play faster.
After the victory of the double-Kenin, the team of EE. UU. Qualified for the final of the Fed Cup by 2020. Since the beginning of the tennis Open Era in 1968, except in the year 2006, each year at least one american woman has appeared in a Grand Slam final.
The legacy of outstanding women’s tennis american does not seems to end in the foreseeable future. As young talents, promising as Sofia Kenin, Amanda Anisimova and Coconut Gauff ensure to carry the american flag in the circuit of the WTA.