Sofia Kenya is a famous American tennis player with Russian roots. She has many high-profile and bright victories on her account. She plays on the court with the strongest tennis players in the world. The dynamics of the game, technique and grace, all this attracts a large number of fans to Sofia. The athlete constantly participates in all kinds of world competitions.
Biography of Sofia Kenya
Sofia Kenya was born on November 14, 1998 in Moscow. They began to instill love for sports in the girl in early childhood. Sonya’s father is professional tennis player Alex (Alexander) of Kenya. He always dreamed of seeing his daughter with a racket on the world’s courts. Shortly after the birth of the girl, the family moved to America.
In Florida, Sonya went to a tennis academy. Since 5 years old, the future star has not let go of the racket. The girl’s first coach was Rick McKee. He coached legends such as the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova. At that time, the father created a website where he shared his daughter’s achievements with the world. At one time, the resource was quite popular.
Sofia’s coach, Rick McKee, said in an interview that the girl surprised him immediately after joining the academy. She showed excellent hand-body coordination. At 7, Kenya won the 10-year-old tournament. A year later, the girl appeared on the cover of her first magazine. Sophia’s idol has always been Maria Sharapova. Their fates repeat themselves with amazing precision.
After some time, the father himself became the coach of his daughter. In 2014, playing for the US national team, Sonya won the Junior Fed Cup. In 2015, Kenya first appeared at the WTA tournament. Unfortunately, in the first round, the girl lost, but in the fall she took 2nd place in the junior ranking.
At the 2016 Futures tournaments, the athlete has won several victories. 2017 was full of competitions. Sofia has won many victories and defeats. According to the result of that year, Kenya was ranked 113th in the world rankings.
In 2019 at the Wimbledon tournament, Sofia made it to 1/32. The athlete showed the same result at the American Open. Sonya became a finalist at the Berkeli tournament.
Almost nothing is known about the personal life of Sofia Kenya. Considering that the athlete is still young, it can be assumed that she does not have a husband and children. On her Instagram page, the tennis player publishes photos from tournaments and travels.
The athlete is 170 cm tall and weighs about 55 kg. Sofia is not ashamed of her body and often posts photos in a swimsuit. Due to constant training, the girl has practically no free time for entertainment and hobbies.
Sofia Kenya now
At the end of 2019, the athlete won the championship at the WTA tournament, in singles. But in the same year at the US Open, she lost again. Every year Kenya is confidently moving forward in the world rankings. Experts in the world of sports predict a great future for the girl and compare her with Maria Sharapova.