May 11, 2021

Sofia Kenin: I try to focus on Maria Sharapova

American tennis player Sofia Kenin spoke about her attitude to Russian Maria Sharapova.

“I really want to be the first racket of the world. I worked hard to achieve what I have now. My next goal is Slam. I studied well and had to decide whether to go to college or become a professional tennis player. Great I played at the US Open in 2017 and got into Maria Sharapova in the third round. That meeting helped me make an important decision. I realized that I wanted to become a professional player.

The way Sharapova fights on the court became an example for me. I play with concentration and very aggressively. If necessary, I can stay on the court for hours – I will not allow me to defeat me so easily. In my career there were so many matches that I don’t even know how to win. I was helped by the reluctance to give up. You need to train exactly the way you want to play in matches. I am critical of myself and clearly know my goal – to become the first racket of the world, “the Tour press service quotes Kenin.

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