After a few months away from the competition due to a series of events that prevented him from playing, Sofia kenin (12 of the world) returned to dispute the ocean tour. In her debut within the WTA 500 of Adelaide, the champion of Australian Open 2020 got the victory against the Italian from the previous phase, Lucia Bronzetti (148 °).
On July 2, 2021, Kenin was playing his last game on the tour, saying goodbye early in Wimbledon. But the difficulties had been creeping in for months. At the beginning of last year, Sonya underwent surgery for acute appendicitis. Months later, things were complicated again in his career due to a foot injury and, subsequently, a positive COVID-19 diagnosis that prevented him from competing in the last Grand Slam of the season.
After a difficult period, in which he also changed his coach and then returned to his father, Alex kenin, the situation seems to be heading for the Moscow-born. She returned to the circuit with a battle victory against the Italian Lucia Bronzetti (7-5 and 7-5) in Adelaide and will seek to continue adding rhythm of competition in the next round against the local Ajla tomljanovic (45 °).