Sofia Kenin Joins Hands With a New Coach Ahead of the US Open 2021

Published 08/14/2021, 7:33 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 5, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts during her third round match against Jessica Pegula of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


After withdrawing the Cincinnati Open, Sofia Kenin has shifted her focus towards the US Open. The American national has also started working on a trial basis with a new coach until the commencement of the US Open. Sofia, the WTA World No. 4, is the highest ranked player from the US in both men’s and women’s rankings.

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Sofia withdrew from the Cincinnati Open due to a foot injury. The American’s last tournament was the Wimbledon Championships in June. She has revealed that a week’s rest is necessary for her in order to play at the US Open later this month.

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Sofia Kenin joins hands with new coach

After parting ways with her father in May, Sofia Kenin needed some time for herself. Her father, Alex Kenin, had played his part in the success of her career so far. The 2020 Australian Open champion has joined hands with a new coach in Miami, whose name is still unknown. She will be working with them until the end of this month for the US Open.

Sofia has always had a bright future and is a huge prospect in the women’s singles category. Her early exit at the Wimbledon Championships raised a few eyebrows around the world. The World No.4 injured her toenail during a practice session which forced her to withdraw from the Cincinnati Open.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts during her second round match against Hailey Baptiste of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Sofia’s 2021 so far

Sofia’s 2021 has not replicated the success that she found in 2020. In 2020, the American won the Australian Open and reached the French Open final as well. However, she has only gone as far as the quarterfinals this year. Her Grand Slam record has also been very poor this year with her best finish at the Roland Garros when she reached the last 16.

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Sofia is keen on achieving a strong finish at the US Open and end her year on a high note.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. during her second round match against Hailey Baptiste of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

All eyes are on the American for the upcoming Grand Slam as she will try to make her home advantage count. Can a change in coaching staff propel Sofia Kenin to a podium finish at the US Open?

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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