American Tennis Star Sofia Kenin is ready to restart her game after the COVID-19 interference. Additionally, this break could not have come at any time worse for the American, who was fresh after winning her first Grand Slam title. Further, she was also the winner of the WTA title in Lyon. But after that, the play came to rest due to the pandemic.
She, in a phonic interview with Reuters, said, “I did not expect that. It was a huge shock.” In addition to this, she also said, “I would say it was a disadvantage. I was really playing well. I had a great two weeks and it was very memorable. So, it obviously was very upsetting with what happened with this whole virus thing.”
“I Was Celebrating The Moment After Winning The First Grand Slam” – Sofia Kenin
Besides, Kenin was feeling very happy by winning her two titles in this season. She said, “I was just celebrating the moment after winning my first Grand Slam. I thought it was going to be about playing more tournaments, creating more experiences, playing a lot more matches, and seeing all my fans.”
However, the tables turned for the 21-year-old American. All professional tennis tours came to a stop for the next five months, starting in March. Despite all this, Kenin did not let the situation affect her.
She shared, “I was working on the different aspects of my game. My serve. Getting more power on my shots.” Moreover, she also added, “I have worked hard during this mini off-season. I would say. I have been practicing every day.”
Further, the Australian Open champion also said, “I know there are some players in Europe who could not practice for a month or so. But here I was. I was able to practice, doing fitness. So, I keep myself ready. And keep me in shape for the upcoming tournaments.”
Besides, the world number four is currently playing in the World Team Tennis Event in West Virginia.