Sofia Kenin is just 21 years of ages, yet she’s already completed a lot in her expert tennis job.
The American won the 2020 Australia Open, beat Serena Williams at the 2019 French Open and has actually made it approximately number four in the WTA rankings. Prior to the professional trip returns with the Western & & Southern Open and the U.S. Open and French Open later on this summertime, tennis followers will get the chance to see Kenin on the planet TeamTennis semifinals and also finals on CBS Sports on August 1 and 2.
” We all understand each other well as well as just bonding together is certainly a great deal of enjoyable,” said Kenin in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “There’s a lot of yelling as well as rooting together. It’s undoubtedly much various resting on the bench and also cheering for your teammates and they’re cheering for me. It’s a terrific power, excellent atmosphere and we are all getting along truly well.”
In addition to playing World TeamTennis, Kenin is likewise truly delighted that Billie Jean King will certainly remain in presence this weekend to enjoy the WTT semis and finals. Kenin has had the opportunity to create a connection with the famous tennis gamer as well as activist for many years.
” Billie Jean is here to sustain us and before she came, she asked if I desired her ahead,” said Kenin. “Of program, I’m honored to see her here. I’m super pleased that she’s here and also gets to support us. With any luck we can do well in the playoffs. She truly influences me as well as I truly admire her. She’s done so much for ladies all over the world as well as all regard to her. She’s certainly a terrific role model to me as well as it’s a little frightening being with a legend like her.”
Kenin was named the 2019 WTA Most Improved Player as well as won her very first conquest at the Australian Open in January. The 21-year-old claims everything collaborated for her because event and she was likewise a little superstitious in the process by eating at the exact same restaurant and also seeing the same television programs.
” I was actually superstitious and also tried to do whatever right,” stated Kenin. “I was playing actually well and also felt each suit I was playing better as well as much better. There was a lot of feelings leading up to each match. When I was playing the matches, I was secured and also I prepared. I played a few of my finest tennis and played really excellent tennis as well as critical points and also critical moments. As each match went, I obtained a whole lot much more confidence. Winning it was the very best feeling worldwide.”
Watch Kenin et cetera of the World TeamTennis players this weekend on August 1 and also 2 on CBS Sports.