Every day this week, Baseline will preview the US Open by taking a deep dive into an American hopeful's social media story.
Sofia Kenin's star has taken off in 2019. The 20-year-old from Florida has won two titles and shot up inside of the Top 20 on the heels of semifinal runs in Toronto and Cincinnati. Here's a look at Kenin through her social media lens.
Kenin first picked up some global attention when she made her rookie debut for the U.S. in the 2018 Fed Cup final. The team lost to the Czech Republic, but Kenin left an impression.
She wasted no time when the 2019 season began, picking up her first career singles title in Hobart, beating top seed Caroline Garcia in the final. That win came shortly after winning her first doubles WTA crown, in Auckland with Eugenie Bouchard.
The American then reached the final in Acapulco but lost early during the summer U.S. hard-court swing in Miami and Indian Wells.
If Kenin's name is familiar to you from before her pro breakthrough, that's because she was somewhat famous as a child. She appeared at many exhibition events, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jennifer Capriati, Anna Kournikova, Venus Williams and Jim Courier.
In Mallorca, Kenin won her second career WTA title in Mallorca with a win over Belinda Bencic in the championship match. She then reached her first WTA Premier semifinal in Toronto before succumbing to eventual champion Bianca Andreescu.
Kenin will be seeded at a Grand Slam for just the second time in New York.