| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

 

American Sofia Kenin was named the WTA’s Player of the Year on Tuesday as the 22-year-old compiled the best year of her career in 2020.

Kenin started her year by winning the first Grand Slam title of her career at the Australian Open, defeating Garbine Muguruza in the finals. Later in the year, she reached the French Open finals before falling to Iga Swiatek in the championship.

Kenin finished 2020 as the fourth-ranked player in the world, and becomes the eighth American to win the WTA’s Player of the Year award since the honor began in 1977, joining Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati.

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