“Really Inspire Me”: Sofia Kenin Aims to Emulate Venus and Serena Williams’ Greatness

Published 02/07/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


The Australian Open 2021 will begin tomorrow, and Sofia Kenin will start as the defending champion at the Grand Slam. The World No.4 has not been in great form lately but will hope to play some exciting tennis at the upcoming Major. Recently, she revealed that she wants to be a special player like Venus and Serena Williams.

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In a recent press-conference, Sofia Kenin was asked quite an interesting question. As she hails from the United States, a country that has produced gems like Serena Williams and Venus Williams, the question was whether she got the recognition she deserves in her country even though she is a lot younger than the two legends.

“Yeah! definitely,” began a cheerful Kenin. “I’m trying to you know, be special like Serena and Venus Williams. They’ve done so much to the game and really want them to keep playing, you know because they really, you know makes me, you know want to push, and you know be like them.”

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Kenin surely draws a lot of inspiration from the Williams’ sisters like many other players. She also hopes that the two will continue to play for some more time because they really push her to achieve more.

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“They really inspire me”- Sofia Kenin on Venus and Serena Williams

The Australian Open 2020 winner reiterated that both the sisters have inspired her in her career. She even believes that both Serena and Venus are playing some exceptional tennis at the moment.

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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)

“You know they really inspire me. So, fingers crossed they’ll keep playing and they are playing some really good tennis now,” added the World No.4 player.

Sofia Kenin will begin her Australian Open 2021 campaign against Maddison Inglis on February 9. The American player will definitely try to replicate last year’s performance this time as well. Will Kenin be able to successfully defend her title in Melbourne this year?

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