Sofia Kenin Reunites With Her Father After a Disappointing Season

Published 11/10/2021, 2:13 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 11, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. before her second round match against Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi REUTERS/Loren Elliott


2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin had a rough 2021 season, filled with injuries and uncertainties. As a result, she failed to claim a single WTA title this year and registered a low 11-10 win-loss record. Besides, the American star had to end her season post her Wimbledon loss in July due to injury. But now, Kenin has shared some good news before starting the preparations for the 2022 season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Earlier, the 22-year-old had announced that her father, Alex Kenin, would no longer remain as her coach. Instead, Kenin had claimed that she would hire a new technical team ahead of the 2022 season. Now, even though the details of her new unit are still unknown, the American star confirmed that her father would be a part of it.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Sofia Kenin is back on the tennis court after a long break

Primarily, Kenin was happy to announce that she finally resumed tennis training since her Wimbledon exit. In addition, she also lauded her father, Alex Kenin, for his endless support.

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

Most significantly, the 22-year-old American revealed that her father would remain in her team; however, his designation in the new crew remains undisclosed.

“This year has been a very bumpy road for me; I’m finally back to training and doing what I love! I’m happy to have my dad in my life who has always been there for me through thick and thin,” Kenin wrote on Instagram. “Excited that he’s part of my team, and I’m super excited to get back on court competing again next year.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sofia Kenin (@sofia.kenin)

From here on, the former World No.4 would be looking forward to having a flourishing pre-season. Accordingly, she would indeed want to go back to her winning ways next year.

Read More: Daughter Olympia Gives Serena Williams Piano Lessons

Where will Kenin make her tennis return in 2022?

Most likely, Kenin will have her eye on claiming the Australian Open again. For this, she would want to compete in a few lead-up tournaments for the first annual Grand Slam in 2022.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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)

Considering her massive forehand and aggressive gameplay, Kenin has the talent to win big on the WTA Tour. However, she must find consistency and rhythm again to win her second Grand Slam title.

Above all, it is good news that Kenin and her father will continue on their journey in tennis together. Let’s see what comes next for the father-daughter duo on the WTA Tour.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Will Kenin win another major tournament in 2022?

Watch this story: Simona Halep Opens Up on Her Sequel Wedding and Having Kids With Billionaire Husband

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Purav Joshi

1357 articles

Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT