Australian Open: American Sofia Kenin crowned champion in Melbourne
Sofia Kenin became the youngest Australian Open champion in 12 years. This was her maiden Grand Slam title win
Melbourne: America's Sofia Kenin on Saturday (February 1) lifted her maiden women’s singles Gland Slam title after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the final of the Australian Open.
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The 21-year-old Kenin overcame Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Rod Laver Arena in the final of the tournament. With this win, Kenin became the youngest Australian Open women's singles champion in 12 years.
The two-time Grand slam winner Muguruza played aggressive tennis and did not allow the American to get any momentum, taking the set 6-4.
However, Kenin bounced back in the second set with a terrific display of tennis skills and won the set 6-2. Kenin dominated the Spanish star in the third set and outclassed Muguruza 6-2.