Who is Sofia Kenin? Meet 21-year-old American who just won the Australian Open


To be the best, sometimes you actually do have to beat the best. That wasn’t an issue for Sofia Kenin on Thursday, when she took down top-ranked Ashleigh Barty (7-6 (8-6), 7-5) in the Australian Open 

Kenin, who became the youngest woman to defeat a world No. 1 in a major since 2002, will play in her first grand slam final match Saturday against unseeded Garbiñe Muguruza. She entered the Australian Open as the No. 14 seed. 

“I’m so speechless. I honestly can’t believe this. I’ve just dreamed about this since I was 5 years old,” Kenin told the crowd during her post-match interview. “This wasn’t really an easy one.” 

Kenin is the first American other than a Williams sister to reach the Australian Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 1995. And Kenin is the first American woman to beat the No. 1 player at a major since Serena topped Venus at Wimbledon in 2002.

Get to better know the newest American tennis sensation:

Who is Sofia Kenin? 

Kenin was born in Moscow…

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