Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, admitted that although though she lost the match to Cori Gauff, it was enjoyable to play against her. The exhibition match versus Gauff marked 23-year-old Kenin’s return to competition after missing four months due to an ankle injury she suffered in March.
Gauff defeated Kenin 6-1 6-2 in an exhibition match that took place in Atlanta. Before playing again at the start of this season in Australia, Kenin missed the entire second half of the 2021 campaign. Kenin had a 2-6 record in six tournament appearances before suffering a foot injury in Indian Wells, which prevented her from competing in any WTA events since March.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Construction, Kenin remarked, “Unfortunate to have that injury, but I’m delighted to be back, and it was a nice match, Coco.” “I’m happy I came here. I enjoy the audience and the support, and I’m happy to be back.
I just have a lot to be grateful for. I’m just grateful because, like you mentioned, I was in a cast and now I’m playing.
after defeating Kenin, Gauff
“Yeah, my time in Atlanta has been wonderful.
I grew up here, but it’s been ten years since I last visited. Therefore, thank you very much for coming,” Gauff said after defeating Kenin in an exhibition match in Atlanta. Kenin is now getting ready to compete in her debut WTA competitions. Kenin is slated to compete at the Citi Open in Washington the following week.
The former top-five player Kenin, who is currently ranked just outside the top-400, will compete in the Citi Open for the second time. In her Citi Open debut in 2019, Kenin advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Lauren Davis. Kenin should perform well in her first competition after a break and continue to be healthy.