Sofia Kenin 1st semifinalist at Australian Open
Published : Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 at 9:59 AM Count : 210
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Sofia Kenin is the first player into the Australian Open semifinals. The 21-year-old American beat Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the first match of the day on Rod Laver Arena to reach the semifinals at a major for the first time.
Kenin's best run at a major was to the fourth round at last year's French Open.
She beat 15-year-old Coco Gauff in the fourth round, when she made only nine unforced errors in winning the second and third sets.
Against Jabeur, Kenin made the key break in the second set in the seventh game after saving three break points of her own in the previous game.
Jabeur was the first Arab woman to make the quarterfinals at a major.
Next up on Rod Laver Arena is another women's quarterfinal between top-ranked and French Open champion Ash Barty and two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova.