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Freakan Nov 18th, 2009 02:26 PM

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 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 :)
Wish her a lot of success:)

hellas719 Nov 19th, 2009 03:45 AM

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GL Sofia!

*hingis_forever* Nov 20th, 2009 11:29 PM

Re: Sofia "Sonya" Kenin
Is she any realation to Mishel Kenin?

simonsaystennis Nov 21st, 2009 03:15 AM

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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. :)

Freakan Nov 21st, 2009 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by *hingis_forever* (Post 16837176)
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.

Freakan Dec 22nd, 2009 02:55 AM

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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.
Good luck to her wherever she plays next :)

jusluvinjrtennis Dec 31st, 2009 07:05 PM

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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.

Freakan Jun 22nd, 2010 01:49 AM

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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 :yeah:

Freakan Jul 27th, 2010 02:14 PM

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

Freakan Apr 15th, 2011 04:53 PM

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

Ivanovic2008 Apr 20th, 2011 05:46 PM

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Good Luck to Sofia!

Freakan May 27th, 2012 04:06 PM

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Small update:
Sofia played her first 3 ITF tournaments and did really well :yeah:
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 :)

Freakan Aug 10th, 2012 11:21 PM

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Sofia won USTA G14 National Championships :yeah:
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 :yeah:

Freakan Nov 18th, 2012 04:15 PM

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Sofia is so unlucky with her draws :o 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 :o

suckulentaces96 Nov 18th, 2012 07:35 PM

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:hug: Come on you got this Sofia!! :armed:

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