Tighten your seatbelts for the all-American clash at the Althea Gibson Club Court. Sofia Kenin is all set to take on Taylor Townsend in her first match at the 2024 Credit One Charleston Open. Kenin has recently won her second WTA doubles title of the year with Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the 2024 Miami Open. But when it comes to singles, she has been currently going through a horrid run this season. Can she change her fortunes against Taylor Townsend?

Meanwhile, Taylor Townsend had recently managed to secure her spot in the third round of the Miami Open for the first time in almost seven years. Can she carry forward this momentum and go a little further in the Charleston Open?

Taylor Townsend vs Sofia Kenin: Preview


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Taylor Townsend’s season so far has been a mix of good and bad. She started her season with a first-round defeat to Paula Badosa at the 2024 AO. After that, she lost her first match in Puerto Vallarta but managed to make it to the R16 in the ATX Open. In the Indian Wells, she qualified for the main event and made it to the R64. She went a step further reaching the R32 in Miami. How far can she go in the ‘Holy City’?

Sofia Kenin on the other hand, didn’t have a good start to her season and has been waiting for the right opportunity to change her fortunes for 2024. Is this the right opportunity? If we look at her season so far, she started her season at the Brisbane International but had to face defeat in her very first match. However, she managed to reach the R16 in Hobart but was defeated by Iga Swiatek in Melbourne at the 2024 AO.

Then she had a disappointing run on the Middle East tour and failed to make any impression when she came back to Indian Wells and Miami. In her previous match at the Miami Open, Kenin was defeated by fellow American Katie Volynets. Now, she has to overcome yet another American hurdle to go further into the Charleston Open this year.

Townsend vs Kenin: Head-to-Head

Looking at the current form Sofia Kenin looks much behind Taylor Townsend ahead of this intriguing battle. But if we look at the H2H, Kenin has a clear edge in this with a 3-1 lead against the 27-year-old American tennis star. They had last met each other at the 2023 Wimbledon, where Sofia Kenin had defeated Taylor Townsend comprehensively by a 6-3,6-3 margin.

Can Taylor Townsend take her revenge when she faces her next at the Charleston Open? Well, here’s an interesting stat for you before we jump to any predictions. Taylor Townsend has her best career surface win percentage on clay, winning 71% of her matches. While Kenin’s best win percentage has been on the grass court (67%). So, Townsend looks ahead looking at this stat.


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Together they have played eight sets in total as of now. Taylor Townsend has won 2 while Sofia Kenin has won 6 of them. Townsend is currently ranked at the 68th spot in women’s singles ranking and she has managed to win the second set in 8 of her last 9 matches. She has a win-loss record of 10-7 this year. While Sofia Kenin has a win-loss record of 1-8. Does it give you a hint of who’s ahead in this all-American clash?

Prediction: Townsend to win in three sets

Taylor Townsend’s overall win-loss record has been 270-160 so far in her career. While Sofia Kenin has a record of 262-174. Over the last year, Townsend has played 56 matches and won 39 of her matches, which takes her win percentage to 69.6%. On the other hand, Sofia Kenin has played 47 matches over the past 365 days and has won 25 out of them (53.2%).


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Looking at all these statistics it seems like Taylor Townsend may well get through this contest. But having said that, Sofia Kenin is surely not going to give her a free run. So, fans are possibly going to witness an intriguing contest between these two American tennis stars.

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