Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin 2021:  Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

The American professional tennis player Sofia Anna "Sonya" Kenin was born on November 14, 1998, in Moscow, Russia. Her parents Svetlana and Alexander Kenin left the Soviet Union in 1987 and migrated to the United States. But they moved back to Russia for Sofia’s birth.

When Sofia was a few months old, her parents returned to the USA. She began playing tennis at the age of five. Kenin was inspired by her father, who played the sport during his leisure time.

Sofia Kenin of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after her Women's Singles Final match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain on day thirteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 01, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Her father spotted her talent and encouraged her to take up tennis professionally and enrolled her in Ricki Macci Academy in Florida.

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On-court Achievements

Sofia Kenin has won five WTA titles, and her Grand Slam breakthrough came at the Australian Open 2020. She toppled top-seed Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals and defeated the two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in the finals.

With her major title, her WTA rankings skyrocketed. She was ranked number seven in the world and surpassed the American legend Serena Williams in the rankings scale and became the number one American.

Kenin's highest rank to date is world number four, which she first achieved in March 2020. She is currently also at the 4th spot.

Sofia Kenin of the United States celebrates after winning her Women's Singles Semifinal match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

In 2019, she began her year with a title in Hobart. Later, she reached the fourth round at French Open and defeated Serena Williams in the third round. Kenin won another title in Mallorca, by defeating Belinda Bencic in the finals. She won her third WTA singles title in Guangzhou.

That year Kenin won the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award. She became the first American player to win that award since Serena Williams in 1999.

Sofia Kenin's form leading up to the 2021 season

She started the 2020 season with a fantastic triumph at the Australian Open for her maiden Grand Slam win. Kenin then won another title at the Lyon Open.

Her return to the tour after the pandemic-forced hiatus did not get off to the best start. Kenin lost in the fourth round of the US Open 2020, and then lost 0-6, 0-6 to Victoria Azarenka in Rome. However, she found her form again and reached the French Open final, finishing runner-up to Iga Swiatek.

Kenin ended the year as the 'WTA Player of the Year'.

Sofia Kenin of the United States returns a volley during her Women’s Singles third round match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia on Day Six of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Sofia Kenin: Net worth 2021

She has received prize money of US$7,221,702 from the WTA Tour. In 2020, Kenin was ranked 8th in Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes in the world, earning $5.8 million.

Kenin has a reported net worth of $2.9 million.

Sofia Kenin Endorsements 2021

Kenin wears FILA gear and uses Babolat tennis racquets. Kenin also has an endorsement deal with Motorola, and athlete management group GSE Worldwide is also one of her partners.

Foundation and Charity

In 2019, Kenin participated in a charity event with other tennis stars and the proceeds went to the benefit of the Bryan Bros. Foundation and golf legend Jack Nicklaus' Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

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How to contact Sofia Kenin?

Twitter - @SofiaKenin

Instagram - Sofia Kenin

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Age

22

Spouse

None

Residence

Florida, USA

Nationality

American

Endorsements

FILA, Babolat, Motorola, GSE Worldwide

Net Worth

US $2.9 million

Height

1.70 m

Coach

Alex Kenin