Is Sofia Kenin an American Citizen?

November 27, 2020 10:32 pm

Throughout her incredible tennis career, Sofia Kenin has represented only one country – The United States. However, that’s not her place of birth.

On November 14th, 1998, Sofia was born in Moscow, Russia. Shortly after she was born, she and her parents moved to the United States. Many of Kenin’s fans will want to know the reason for this, which is why she once explained it. She said,

I was born in Russia, my parents wanted to move to the US to give me the American dream. I moved when I was a baby so I don’t remember much about Russia.”

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 10, 2020. Sofia Kenin of the U.S. during the final against Poland’s Iga Swiatek. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Sofia Kenin and the United States

In the United States, Kenin currently lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida. However, considering her Russian roots, many wonder if she’ll ever go back to her home country. Apparently, it’s impossible for her to take that step.

Yes, Russia, there is no way, I don’t think I will be able to, because I don’t have a passport or visa because I had to give that up since I’m American,” said Kenin.

Many might think that Sofia is upset about the fact that she can’t go back to Russia. However, she actually isn’t as she has spent most of her life in the United States and she is a proud American.

“I’m proud to be an American. I think it’s great that you know, we moved to America for a better life for me, and, yeah, I’m a proud American,” said Sofia.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in action. It was during her semi final match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Throughout tennis history, we have seen some amazing players from the United States like Serena Williams, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Sofia Kenin definitely wants to join them on that list and hopefully, she will be able to do that over the next few years.

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