By Mike Dickson for MailOnline
Published: 10:48 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 11:00 GMT, 1 February 2020
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
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
Kenin grew into the contest and showed