sport news Sofia Kenin stuns former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza to win Australian Open

American dream! 21-year-old Sofia Kenin stuns former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza in three-set Australian Open final to claim £2.2MILLION winnings and her first Grand Slam title Sofia Kenin beat Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open on Saturday The 21-year-old's rise has been impressive and she held her nerve in the final Kenin dropped the first set but concluded as the winner in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory It is Kenin's first Grand Slam title of her career as she is set for a rankings boost 

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 10:48 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 11:00 GMT, 1 February 2020

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Sofia Kenin became the latest unlikely Grand Slam champion in women's tennis when her relentless persistence proved too much for Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open final.

Displaying shades of two other Florida-raised players with East European roots – Maria Sharapova and Monica Seles – she battled through a high quality set to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and three minutes.

Born in Moscow but having grown up in the US, there is no reason she cannot now buy the apartment she wants in Manhattan after earning £2.2million for her surprise triumph. 

Sofia Kenin produced one of the performances of her career to win the Australian Open title

Sofia Kenin produced one of the performances of her career to win the Australian Open title

Ex-world No 1 Garbine Muguruza took the first set but faltered badly in the match thereafter

Ex-world No 1 Garbine Muguruza took the first set but faltered badly in the match thereafter

She had to be treated by a physio as difficulties with injury surfaced during the three-set final

She had to be treated by a physio as difficulties with injury surfaced during the three-set final

Kenin grew into the contest and showed immense maturity to win her first Grand Slam aged 21

Kenin grew into the contest and showed

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