Sofia Kenin came upon what it feels love to win a Grand Slam ultimate on the Australian Open in February. Now she is aware of the way it feels to lose one.
Whilst French Open champion Iga Swiatek used to be doing a TV interview proper after Saturday’s name fit, Kenin stated, “I used to be simply sitting at the bench and crying. Clearly I had numerous feelings. I attempted my ideally suited not to 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 appearing on the U.S. Open along with attending to the closing suits at Melbourne Park and Roland Garros.
However she used to be hampered by means of her higher left leg all through her 6-4, 6-1 loss to 19-year-old Swiatek.
Kenin to begin with harm herself all through observe closing weekend and the leg acted up once more Saturday.
“After the primary set, I simply felt it used to be so tight, I couldn’t transfer,” Kenin stated.
She left the court docket for a clinical timeout to get the leg wrapped whilst trailing 2-1 in the second one set and would not win some other sport.
“I want I might have held that stunning trophy,” she stated later on. “Yeah, it’s now not simple status (there) whilst you had been so as regards to win the name and also you misplaced it.”