Sofia Kenin, 4th seed at the French Open 2020 and the highest seed still remaining in the draw overcame Petra Kvitová in straight sets 6-4,7-5 in the semifinals on Thursday to set up a title clash Iga Świątek in the finals of Roland Garros on Saturday.
Sofia Kenin was ruthless in her semifinal victory over 2 time Grandslam champion, Petra Kvitová giving her no chance to ascend her authority in the match. Kenin started off strongly breaking twice in the first set itself. She hit an incredible 19 winners during the match and won 70% of her first serve points. Her service and return games were both upto the mark. She also had made 12 unforced errors compared to Kvitova’s 22 errors. Serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set, Kenin lost serve but came back quickly breaking Kvitová again in the very next game, taking the second set 7-5
With his victory, Sofia Kenin reached her 2nd Grandslam final in a year with the first one coming in her Australian Open title earlier this year. Kenin has raised her level of tennis with every passing match and is looking determined to lay her hands on her maiden Grandslam title.
Sofia Kenin starts off well winning the 1st set
Sofia Kenin started the match in amazing fashion as she was already up 4-1 in the 1st set breaking Kvitová twice. The American hit 7 winners in the 1st set and broke serve for 4 times. She won 67% of her points on first serve and was in a commanding position to defeat Kvitová and progress into the finals.
Sofia Kenin reaches her 2nd Grandslam final in 2020
The second set was a better contested set as Kvitová attempted to take the match into a decider. Kenin had the early break in the set and was serving for the match at 5-4 when Kvitová broke her and equaled the scored at 5-5. The 4th seed broke right back breaking the next game and taking the second set 7-5 to progress into the finals. She hit an unbelievable 15 winners in the second set and held her composure in the end to seal the match.
Sofia Kenin will now face Iga Świątek in the much awaited title clash on Saturday. Both the players will be playing their maiden French Open final.