Kenin admits to being nervous in Australian Open opener
It was a good showing from Kenin especially after a nervous beginning that saw her trail to Inglis 1-3. She quickly recuparated to break her opponent back and win the set with 7-5. The 2nd set was proper battle as well with Kenin ultimately winning 6-4. After the match she said:
"Some nerves coming in. I'm sure everyone saw that. But, yeah, it's obviously nice to get the win. I obviously love the court, have great memories. It was a little bit emotional."
And it was visible indeed as Sofia paced all across the court in between points. It's something she does from time to time but this time around it was more pronounced. She also spoke fondly of her opponent calling her a tricky player:
"[Inglis] played really well. She's a tricky opponent, tricky player. Yeah, it was quite hard on myself today."
It won't get easier for Sofia who will face Kanepi next after the Estonian reached the Gippsland trophy last week. On that match she said:
"I'm obviously going to try to just prepare and do everything I can to win. She's obviously a tough player and she's playing big. We'll see how it's going to go."