French Open: Sofia Kenin into her second straight Grand Slam final
Sofia Kenin off to her second straight Grand Slam Final TPN

Sofia Kenin is into her second straight grand slam final after beating the number seven seed and world number 11 Petra Kvitova in straight sets 6-4, and 6-4. 

Kenin wins a tight first set :

Both players started the match holding serve quite easily and we saw the first breakpoint of the match come at 1-1 and the American would break to take an early 2-1 lead when the Czech sent a ball out. The number four seed would hold serve and went up a double break when the world number 11 hit back to back errors to take a commanding 4-1 lead.

In the next game, Kvitova had three break points and broke the American right back to make it 4-2. The next three games went with serve and the world number six would serve it out take the first set 6-4 when the number seven seed made two errors in a row.

Kvitova pushing for a break TPN
Kvitova pushing for a break TPN

Kenin closes it out :

Just like the first set, the first three games went with serve, and once again at 2-1, it was the Czech who had the first breakpoint of the set. The American would save it as the world number 11 would send a ball long and she would hold serve.

In the next game, the world number six had chances of her own and she made good on her chance and broke the world number 11 with a beautiful cross-court winner to take a 3-2 lead. Kenin struggled on the next service game giving chances to her Czech opponent to get back on serve but she would manage to hold.

She would end up saving four breakpoints in a service game that lasted 12 minutes long. Both players held the next two service games again and at 5-4 the American served for the match and a spot in Saturday's final.

Kenin running for a forehand winner TPN
Kenin running for a forehand winner TPN

Once again Kenin struggled to close it out and Kvitova had chances to break back to back on serve and she made good on them this time as on her second breakpoint she would force the error from the American to even the second set at five.

The world number six responded immediately earning breakpoints the very next game and broke once again to take a 6-5 lead and a second chance to serve it out when the Czech would make another unforced error. She would serve it out this time making her second straight grand slam final of 2020 taking it 6-4, and 6-4. 

In that final, on Saturday she will face Iga Swiatek of Poland who earlier beat Nadia Podoroska of Argentina. 

 

 

 

 

 

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