Sofia Kenin crowned Australian Open champion after turning tables from one set down against Garbine Muguruza [Photos]

Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title

FP Editors February 01, 2020 17:32:30 IST
Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title. AP
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Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title. AP
21-year-old Kenin was playing a major final for the first time and began serving first. Until her breakthrough run at Melbourne Park, she'd never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament. AP
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21-year-old Kenin was playing a major final for the first time and began serving first. Until her breakthrough run at Melbourne Park, she'd never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament. AP
Former No 1-ranked Muguruza was unseeded at the tournament but had won majors at the French Open and Wimbledon and was aiming for her first Grand Slam title on a hard court. AP
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Former No 1-ranked Muguruza was unseeded at the tournament but had won majors at the French Open and Wimbledon and was aiming for her first Grand Slam title on a hard court. AP
Garbine Muguruza took the first set 6-4 in the Australian Open final against 14th-seeded Sofia Kenin. Muguruza, a two-time major winner, converted two of her nine break-point chances — in the third and ninth games. AP
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Garbine Muguruza took the first set 6-4 in the Australian Open final against 14th-seeded Sofia Kenin. Muguruza, a two-time major winner, converted two of her nine break-point chances — in the third and ninth games. AP
Sofia Kenin won the second set 6-2 to level the match after Garbiñe Muguruza took the first set 6-4. She followed that up by a dominant performance in the third set, which she also took 6-2, thanks to a string of errors from Muguruza. AP
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Sofia Kenin won the second set 6-2 to level the match after Garbiñe Muguruza took the first set 6-4. She followed that up by a dominant performance in the third set, which she also took 6-2, thanks to a string of errors from Muguruza. AP
Her victory saw Sofia Kenin become the highest-ranked American women's singles player on the WTA circuit. She also moved up to No 7 on the overall rankings list. AP
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Her victory saw Sofia Kenin become the highest-ranked American women's singles player on the WTA circuit. She also moved up to No 7 on the overall rankings list. AP