Kenin rolls on
to week 2 in Paris
Erin Maher | June 1, 2019
Saturday at the French Open saw quite the upset when world ranked No. 35 Sofia Kenya defeated compatriot and three-time French Open champion, Serena Williams, 6-2, 7-5.
In just over an hour and half, the 20-year-old American placed 23 winners and managed to thwart Williams on six of her seven opportunities to break Kenin.
Besides dismissing a former world ranked No. 1, Kenin’s win advances her into the fourth round of a Grand Slam, the first for the young American at the Open.
"Serena is such a tough player," Kenin said. "I'm still trying to process what just happened. I knew before the match, I was ready to go. I was there to win a match.”
Round four will see Kenin take on No. 8 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia.
Americans Madison Keys and Amanda Anisimova joined Kenin in the winner’s circle.ADVERTISEMENT
Keys won a tough third round match against Russia’s Anna Blinkova, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. In the fourth round, Keys will face unseeded Czech Katarina Siniakova.
A day after pulling out of her doubles match citing a virus, Anisimova sealed her spot into the next round, with a 7-6, 6-4, win against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu.
On Sunday, 2017 US Open champion and No. 7 seed Sloane Stephens is set to take on No. 19 seed and 2016 French Open champion Garbine Mugurza.