Sofia Kenin makes a winning return at the Wimbledon 2021 as she defeats Xin Yu Wang 6-4, 6-2 to claim her 3rd win at the All-England Club. Kenin won the match in just 63 minutes as she gave no chance to her opponent to stage a comeback after breaking her in the 1st set.
Kenin reaches the 2nd round for the 3rd consecutive time and will be hoping to go a step further ahead which she failed to do so in her past 2 appearances in the 2nd round, bowing out from the 2nd round.
Sofia Kenin analyses her match
Kenin who did not play in any Grass tournament prior to the Wimbledon 2021, made a good start to her campaign at the Championships winning in straight-sets to settle her nerves which she certainly felt while taking the court.
“Everyone is playing really well here and anything can happen at any given point. I am taking it one match at a time, I’m not gonna look ahead. I’m happy that I won today it’s a good start to the tournament and I hope I can improve in the coming matches.” said Sofia about her planning for the tournament as she will be seen as a title contender.
“Movement is definitely a big key for me. My movement wasn’t the best today, I served well, it saved me in some crucial moments. also the returns. There are little stuff I have to improve. overall quite happy, first match on grass since I didn’t play any previous grass tournaments. Playing the first match on grass that too at Wimbledon, I had some nerves but I managed it.” added Sofia.
Speaking about fellow American Sloane Stephens who defeated Petra Kvitova in straight-sets on the Centre Court, “Me and Sloane are good friends i am happy for her, its a good win for both of us. I hope we both can do well here.” said Sofia as she concluded her post conference.