Sofia Kenin is an American professional tennis player. Since her young age, Kenin played recreationally. Consequently, Sofia is the second youngest American to win a Grand Slam women’s singles title. Above all, she is ranked No. 4 in the Women’s Tennis Association(WTA).
Full Name: Sofia Kenin
Birthday: November 14, 1998
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residency: Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Profession: Tennis Player
Coach: Alex Kenin
Marital Status: N/A
Boyfriend: Max Wenders
Father: Alexander Kenin
Mother: Lena Kenin
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Body Measurements: N/A
Net worth: 1.5 Million USD
Official Site: sonyakenin.com
Biography, Early Training
Sofia Kenin was born on November 14, 1998, in Moscow, Russia. Her parents are Alexander and Lena Kenin. Also, Kenin was half-raised in Moscow. Then, her family migrated to New York, US after a few months of Sofia’s birth.
Surprisingly, Kenin began playing tennis at the age of five. Back then, Sofia’s father was her primary coach and her inspiration as well. At the tender age when kids have no idea of their life, one could widely see Kenin’s bright future ahead of her. Back then, Sofia’s parents realized her remarkable ability. So, she began training with Rick Macci. Immediately, Macci recognized her unique potential. Also, he was amazed to see Kenin’s extraordinary hand-eye coordination. Within a few years, she took lessons from famous coaches like Nicholas James Bollettieri and Richard Lansdorp.
Despite being too young, she got opportunities to interact with legendary players like Kim Clijsters, Anna Kournikova, John McEnroe, Venus Williams, and Jim Courier.
Early Career, Breakthrough
At her age of seven, Sofia was ranked No. 1 in the USTA national rankings for each of the 12, 14, 16, and 18-and-under divisions.
Sofia Kenin made her junior Grand Slam debut in 2014. Besides US Open, Kenin was a co-player representing the US at the Junior Fed Cup. Definitely, the team won the match. Surprisingly, Kenin went undefeated in her five matches, all in doubles. At the end of 2014, she won the Orange Bowl as well.
Additionally, she took home the USTA International Spring Championships in 2015. In the same year, she took a runner up position in the junior Grand Slam Event. As a result, she was ranked No. 2 in the world.
The champion made her Grand Slam debut in the 2015 US Open. In the next year, she won her first two ITF titles. Likewise, she went on building on that success.
Later, she won her third ITF tournament in 2017. Further, due to the improved ranking, Kenin was able to play primarily on the WTA Tour in 2018.
Further, Sonya won her first WTA Doubles Championship and WTA Singles Championship in early 2019. Besides, she won three WTA titles in the year. Also, she finished ranking No. 12 in the world.
In 2019, Kenin received the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award. In fact, she is the first American to win the award after Serena Williams in 1999.
Career in 2020
Sofia started 2020 winning Grand Slam – the 2020 Australian Open Women’s Championship. Also, she won the 2020 Australia Open.
Besides, she proceeded to win her fifth WTA singles titles in 2020
Personal Life, Dating or Single
At this instant, Sofia Kenin is dating her former coach Max Wenders.
Net Worth and Salary of Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin has won $5,949,905 prize money from the competitions as of 2020.
Probably, her net worth is about $1.5 million at this time.
Presence in Social Media:
The tennis player likes to update her social media often.
Kenin is active on Instagram. Usually, she uploads her pictures being on tournaments and matches.
Furthermore, the champ is on Twitter too. Sofia has her official website too.
What’s more, the tennis player is on TikTok too.
The famous player’s nickname is Sonya.
Her oroscope is Scorpio.
Moreover, Sofia loves movies, music, travel, playing with her sister and friends.