Appeared diminished with a bandage to the left thigh, Sofia Kenin will have existed for a set before gradually dying out during her final lost against Iga Swiatek. The American detailed what she was suffering from in front of the press: “I had a patch for a few matches. I used my physiotherapist, I did everything I could. Today, after the first set, I felt very tired, I couldn’t move. I had to call my physiotherapist, it got worse. Unfortunately, that must have happened in this match ”.
“She played excellent tennis”
Despite his discomfort in his left leg, Kenin made a point of emphasizing the excellent match of his opponent who continued to be enterprising throughout the meeting: “She served very well, well dictated the exchanges with her forehand in the first set. She made some great shots. She played excellent tennis. She has a great topspin forehand down the line. She plays well from the baseline. Things didn’t turn my favor in the first set. I played slowly, maybe it’s the nerves. “
“Lots of positive things this year”
Obviously disappointed after this final lost in Paris, the American nonetheless had a superb year 2020 with the highlight being her title at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year. She logically found the positive when looking back on her season: “There is of course, the negative aspect with the pandemic, but many other things have been positive for me this year. I have a record of fifteen wins for two losses in Grand Slam matches, so I have the best winning percentage among the players. In Australia, I won. I was in the eighth at the US Open and here I was in the final. I play excellent tennis. Unfortunately, the season is over for us. It would be nice to have more tournaments. I’m going to use this time to rest my leg and start the preseason. “