Australian Open 2020: A mere 21-year-old tennis player Sofia Kenin defeated the two-time Grand Slam champion Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam Australian Open 2020 title of the year. Born in Moscow, Russia, the American player won the final match by 4-6 6-2 6-2 sets playing for 2 hours 2 minutes.
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It is also the first Grand Slam of Sofia’s career. Both players reached the final of the Australian Open for the first time. After losing the first set from the 26-year-old player Garbiñe Muguruza, Sofia returned to a domineering manner, and everyone became crazy.
After this win, Sofia not only got 2.8 million US dollars (Rs 20 crore) but her ranking also increased from 14th to seventh. Sofia Kenin, who reached the finals after defeating world number one Ashleigh Barty, had dreamed of winning the Grand Slam at the age of five.
This was the second match between Sofia Kenin and Garbiñe Muguruza, and both times the American player won. The previous match was won by Kenin at the China Open. Sofia won her first WTA title in Hobart earlier in the year and also won two more titles during the season.
The final was not even imagined by tennis lovers who were considering Serena Williams as a strong contender before the tournament. 21-year-old Kenin proved to be the ‘Giant Killer’ in a tournament full of upsets as she now surpassed Serena to become America’s number one player.
After winning the match, Sofia said, “Thank the spectators at the stadium.” Thanks to all I want to thank my team, father for always being together. My mother would be watching me at home. Thanks and love to them too. I like this tournament. I will definitely try to come next year.’ Sofia Kenin became the 18th American player to win the Australian Open.
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