Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin re-employs father after earlier split
Sofia Kenin has announced that her father is back on her coaching team after the pair parted ways in a professional capacity earlier this year.
The American stunned the tennis world when she beat Garbine Muguruza to lift the 2020 Australian Open, climbing to a career-high ranking of world number four.
Since then, the 22-year-old has struggled to rediscover her major-winning form and has plummeted to world number 12, though her ranking was not helped by her absence from the US Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
In a social media post on Tuesday, the American revealed she has re-employed her father as part of her team and is now back training ahead of the 2022 season.
“This year has been a very bumpy road for me,” she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
“I’m finally back to training and doing what I love! I’m happy to have my dad in my life who has always been there for me through thick and thin.
“Excited that he’s part of my team and I’m super excited to get back on court competing again next year.”
Kenin, who has an 11-10 record in 2021, will be hoping to impress at Melbourne Park in early 2022 after suffering an early disappointment earlier this year at the hands of Kaia Kanepi in the second round.
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