The American tennis player Sofia Kenin, which is emerging as a favorite in the US Open, assume that you are waiting a “hard” third round against her next rival, the Turkish Ons Jabeur, which he beat last January at the Australian Open, before taking the title.
21-year-old second-seeded Kenin edged out Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez in a two-set match she said she was “proud” of at a subsequent press conference, in which she also tested her level and chances after recently competing at the Cincinnatti Masters 1000.
“Heading into the US Open, last week in Cincinnati and afterwards, the practices weren’t the best and I wasn’t feeling 100%. I am happy with the way I have recovered. I am able to find my rhythm again, “said the number one in American women’s tennis.
Regarding Jabeur, he assured that in the times he has coincided with her during different tournaments, he has created a good relationship of respect in which even jokes fit, although in their next meeting there will be no jokes on the field, where “seriousness” will prevail.
“It’s a matter of taking my chances, of executing my shots, serve well, play aggressively. I feel like it’s going to be tough because he knows my game and he lost to me last time in Australia. I also feel that I know his game well. We will see how it develops, it will be a good game, “he explained.
The young tennis player stressed the importance of achieving success at home after the Australian Grand Slam, which has helped her with her “confidence” and her “image”, but assured that she plays for herself, although “it is good to give it back to people who he doesn’t believe in you or treat you fairly. “
“Sometimes I felt like I was being overlooked, not taken seriously, different things. I didn’t want to focus on that and obviously I wasn’t focused. I am here to play for myself. My father is with me, by my side, “he added.