"I was in shock" - Kenin details struggles after meteoric rise at Australian Open

Sofia Kenin won her maiden grand slam at the Australian Open stunning many including herself but since then it's not been that great.

Sofia Kenin experience a meteoric rise when she won the Australian Open to the surprise of many. Since then Kenin has had a decent follow-up by playing in the Roland Garros final a couple of months after that but her 2021 year has been very poor.

Injuries and other things completely derailed her career and only now, in August of 2022, Kenin is looking to get back on track. Remembering her meteoric rise, Kenin said:

“I obviously believed that I could [win a major], but it takes so much work, so much effort and so many emotions,” Kenin said. “Obviously I wanted to and that was my goal, my dream. Obviously, once I achieved it, it hit me a lot. I was just in shock. I couldn’t believe what happened. Oh, [Australia] feels like it was ages ago."

It was quite a while ago but it wasn't ages ago but the world has changed dramatically since then. Kenin is still very young and has a good chunk of her career ahead of her and she is certain she can get back to the top if she works hard enough. Asked about a 2nd major title:

“Definitely. Definitely, I believe. Definitely. That’s never changed. I just need to get there. Right now everything is 100 per cent. I’m doing what I can from my side. It should come.”

She also did not want to talk a lot about what had happened but briefly mentioned:

“There were a lot of minor injuries. and I had to take care of it. I just figured, let’s get everything cleared, let’s start it again in 2022 at Australia. Then, unfortunately, I had another injury.”

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