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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

Australian Open American Sofia Kenin crowned champion
Melbourne VIC, First Published Feb 1, 2020, 5:02 PM IST
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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.

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