Last Updated on December 26, 2021
American tennis player Sofia Kenin didn’t start the current season very confidently. The athlete took part in four tournaments, but she could not get beyond the quarterfinals anywhere, which did not prevent her from earning more than $140,000 for these performances.
|Net Worth||8 000 000$|
|Born||November 14, 1998 Moscow, Russia|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Sofia Kenin’s tennis career
Sofia was born in Moscow on November 14, 98. Later her parents returned to the United States, where they lived permanently. At the age of five the girl began attending the tennis academy, where her father brought her. It was Alex Kenin, who at the time worked as a cab driver in New York City, who first discerned his daughter’s potential.
As early as seven years old Sofia openly declared that she could easily take a serve from former world number one Andy Roddick. She was lucky to train with such stars of the past as John McEnroe, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
Sofia performed brilliantly at the junior level, winning a number of prestigious championships, including the Orange Bowl. She also managed to reach the finals of the US Junior Open, where she was defeated. Kenin finished the 2015 season as the world’s No. 2 junior player.
At the age of fifteen Sofia began to actively participate in adult competitions. A year later she won two ITF championships, achieved her first victory at the Futures and made her Grand Slam debut.
In 2017, Kenin reached the third round of the US Open and also won three ITF titles. The following year, the American entered the top 100, winning another ITF championship and reaching the semifinals of the WTA competition. Apart from this, she was part of her national team at the Fed Cup – the US team got to the final round, where she lost to her Czech opponents. Sofia also marked victories over world No. 6 Caroline Garcia and No. 9 Julia Görges.
At the beginning of the 2019 season, Sofia won the WTA Hobart, defeating her Slovakian opponent in the deciding match in two sets. Soon after, she paired with Canada’s Bouchard Kenin to win the WTA Championships held in New Zealand. Picking up the pace, the American picked up a string of impressive wins (including over Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty), winning two more titles, and finishing the year in the top 20. Notably, she received the WTA Breakthrough of the Year award at the end of the season.
Sofia had a great start in 2020: Against all odds, she got through to the finals of the Australian Open, winning the Grand Slam singles trophy. In the final, the American with Russian roots defeated the experienced Garbiñe Muguruza from Spain, who has two Grand Slam titles
Sofia Kenin’s Endorsment
Sofia Kenin has a contract with tennis equipment manufacturer Babolat, as well as sportswear manufacturer Fila.
In January 2021, the sportswoman signed a contract with cell phone manufacturer Motorola.
I’m so excited to officially be part of the Motorola brand @motorolaus! My Razr is such a crucial part of my daily life, helping me to stay in touch with my family and friends while I’m traveling. I’m looking forward to what 2021 brings as a #motoparnter! pic.twitter.com/t3zlSPorte
— Sofia Kenin (@SofiaKenin) January 9, 2021
Sofia Kenin partnered with HondaJet in April 2021
Thrilled to announce my partnership as a Brand Ambassador with Jet Token Powered by HondaJet. Even more excited that my first private jet flight is on the beautiful HondaJet Elite aircraft. We’re off to Charleston! #jettokenpoweredbyhondajet #jettoken #bizav #avgeek #privatejets pic.twitter.com/pc79AXU7QB
— Sofia Kenin (@SofiaKenin) April 3, 2021
Sofia Kenin’s Net Worth
During her professional career, Sofia earned $7,362,333 in prize money. We estimated her net worth at $8,000,000.