2020 starts with a massive news: Top Five Management is proud to announce it is now representing Sofia Kenin. What a beginning of a collaboration as the 21-years-old American girl won in remarkable fashion her first Grand Slam in Melbourne!
Sofia Kenin, a young American talent with Russian roots, was nominated as the most improved player of the 2019 season. She started 2019 as N°56 in the WTA ranking and ended the season N°12 in October. Such a leap in rankings is no coincidence: during the season Sofia picked up 3 titles in Hobart, Mallorca, and Guangzhou. She is one of not so many players who managed to win this many titles in 2019.
But 2020 has already gotten off to a flying start… Against the double Grand Slam champion and former WTA N°1 Garbiñe Muguruza in the Australian Open final (4–6, 6–2, 6–2), Sofia demonstrated exceptional strength of character when overcoming the Spanish in the last set of the game. Indeed, the turning moment of the match happened in the fifth game of the third set when the American prodigy masterfully saved three consecutive break points (she was 0-40 down) and kept her face-off by scoring five points in a row (3-2).
On the road to her Australian crown, Sofia Kenin notably knocked out Cori Gauff, Ons Jabeur and world N°1 and fan-favorite Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals. She became at 21 years and 80 days the youngest winner in Melbourne since Maria Sharapova, who was 20 years and 283 days old when she won in 2008.
Sofia Kenin’s reaction after lifting the trophy:
« My dream has officially come true! If you have dreams, go get them: they can come true! »
Kenin is now set to become N°7 in the world and thus N°1 in the United States. She is the youngest American to enter the Top 10 since Serena in April, 1999.
With this new signature, Sofia Kenin joins the list of Top Five successful clients in the WTA tour, which already includes Elina Svitolina, Dayana Yastremska, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Ons Jabeur, Katarina Siniakova and Anna Blinkova amongst others.
With many accomplishments ahead of her young career, Top Five Management is absolutely thrilled to be part of Sofia’s team and can’t wait for this new chapter together.