"People wanted me to win every day but that's not realistic" - says Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin won the 2020 Australian Open in a surprise run in Melbourne following that up with a Roland Garros final later that year.

Those were the final times, Kenin had any sort of success on the tennis courts as the American dealt with many injuries after that. Her rise has been dramatic and fast and her demise after that rise was even faster. Kenin is now finally healthy and ready to get back to what she does best. In a recent interview she explained how it felt like living through all of that:

"It is something that we should expect, many people have told me that it is even normal to have the pressure after winning a Grand Slam or making the final of a big tournament. I personally put more pressure on myself because I felt that people wanted me to win every day, but that's not realistic. It's not realistic unless you're Djokovic, Nadal or Serena Williams."

Kenin worked with her father for a very long time but not anymore and speaking about that, she said:

"I had great success with my father, but I felt that it was time to move on and make my own decisions in terms of my tennis career. I think for now I just need time, to grow as a person and then we'll see what happens in the future."

She will try to do well during this North American stretch but it will mostly serve as a way to get back into playing tennis regularly.

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