Sofia Kenin came upon what it feels prefer to win a Grand Slam ultimate on the Australian Open in February. Now she is aware of the way it feels to lose one.
Whereas French Open champion Iga Swiatek was doing a TV interview proper after Saturday’s title match, Kenin stated, “I used to be simply sitting on the bench and crying. Clearly I had loads of feelings. I attempted my greatest to not cry within the speech and the whole lot.”
Kenin, a 21-year-old who lives in Florida, went a tour-best 16-2 in Grand Slam play in 2020, with a fourth-round displaying on the U.S. Open along with attending to the final matches at Melbourne Park and Roland Garros.
However she was hampered by her higher left leg throughout her 6-Four, 6-1 loss to 19-year-old Swiatek.
Kenin initially harm herself throughout follow final weekend and the leg acted up once more Saturday.
“After the primary set, I simply felt it was so tight, I couldn’t transfer,” Kenin stated.
She left the court docket for a medical timeout to get the leg wrapped whereas trailing 2-1 within the second set and would not win one other recreation.
“I want I’d have held that lovely trophy,” she stated afterward. “Yeah, it’s not straightforward standing (there) if you have been so near win the title and also you misplaced it.”