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Kenin Beats Collins to Advance to Roland Garros Semis

Posted on October 7, 2020

Sofia Kenin won her 15th Grand Slam match of 2020 on Wednesday morning to advance to her first career Roland Garros semifinals. Kenin eliminated fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to reach her second Grand Slam semifinal of 2020. Earlier this year, Kenin won her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

“I’m super happy. I know she plays really aggressive and I knew I needed to play aggressive myself, have a high first-serve percentage and I think I did that,” she said, reflecting upon an encounter in which she hit 38 winners to only 26 unforced errors before considering her speciality of going the distance pulling through.

“The difference is definitely mental. I like winning in three sets! I know it’s going to be tough but I got the win and I’m proud of myself.”

Kenin will face Petra Kvitova tomorrow for a spot in the title match.

Kenin vs. Collins | Match Highlights