Kenin stuns Muguruza to win Australian Open women's title

Sofia Kenin of the US poses with the trophy after winning against Spain's Garbine Muguruza in their women's singles final match on day thirteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 1 2020.
Sofia Kenin of the US poses with the trophy after winning against Spain's Garbine Muguruza in their women's singles final match on day thirteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 1 2020.
Image: Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP

America's Sofia Kenin stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday, becoming the youngest player to lift the trophy in 12 years.

Kenin, 21, showed all her trademark aggression as she fought back from a set down to win it 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in 2hrs 3mins.

At 21 years and 80 days, Kenin is 22 days younger than Japan's Naomi Osaka when she won the title last year. She is the youngest champion since Maria Sharapova won aged 20 in 2008.


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