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Sofia "Sonya" Kenin

Remember this cute little girl that Clijsters was hanging out with in Miami in 2005? That's Sofia "Sonya" Kenin. She has just turned 11 and judging by her results she's really talented.
I found her website http://www.sonyakenin.us where you can watch some interesting videos (e.g. with Kournikova). It seems her parents are doing a good job finding a balance between tennis and typical kids' life
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Re: Sofia "Sonya" Kenin

Is she any realation to Mishel Kenin?

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Wow, she was like 7 then when Clijsters was with her in Miami. Best of luck to her. Hopefully she will develop into a great player.

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Is she any realation to Mishel Kenin?
I don't think so. Mishel is Russian and Sonya is American. And on her website it's mentioned only that she has a younger sister.

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She didn't have great results at Eddie Herr (lost in 1st round) nor at Orange Bowl (lost in 2nd round). But she really had bad draws, the girls she lost to at OB reached the final and has had some really impressive wins this week.
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Wow she's really small. I just went to her website and she's only 4 feet 7 inches at eleven years old.
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She just won U12 Florida sectional crashing all of her opponents - besides losing one set 4:6, she won the rest 6:0 or 6:1

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She was RU at USTA U12 National Clay Court Championships, losing 2:6 5:7 in the final.

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This time she won G12 National Spring Championship in both singles and doubles without dropping a set

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Good Luck to Sofia!

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Small update:
Sofia played her first 3 ITF tournaments and did really well
In the first two she got a MD WC and won 3 matches but was unlucky to play eventual winner Daria Sharapova in 1/8 and then no. 1 seed Renaud in 1/16. In her 3rd tournament she qualified but lost in 2nd round to McAdoo who is Top 300 in juniors now. In total she won 7 matches and lost 3. She didn't get many points as these ITFs had big draws and players didn't get any points unless they reached 3rd round.
Sofia is now #1351 in junior rankings and there are only 2 players younger than her that have a better ranking

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Sofia won USTA G14 National Championships
She also jumped over 300 positions and is only around 20 places outside Top 1000 in the junior ranking after reaching QF in a G4 before losing to Helbauer 5:7 in the 3rd. Sofia was the only player to win a set against Helbauer who is a Top 200 player so it's a good sign

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Sofia is so unlucky with her draws She's yet to achieve her 1st ITF SF but in her 8 tournaments played so far she already had to face the eventual winner 4 times

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Come on you got this Sofia!!
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