Sofia Kenin during the French Open final. (Getty Images)

A group of talented Americans stepped up to the plate to make huge waves in Paris and during the second week of Roland Garros, in Italy. Here are the top American movers and shakers as the tours head into their final tournaments of the year:


Sofia Kenin

Finalist, Roland Garros

After winning the Australian Open to start the year, Sofia Kenin was on a mission to win another major. She got herself into the final of the French Open, only to fall to a flawless Iga Swiatek. Still, two major finals in the same year is not too shabby, and fans should expect to see much more of Kenin in 2021.


Danielle Collins

Quarterfinalist, Roland Garros

After a disappointing first-round loss to Anett Kontaveit at the US Open, Collins bounced back in Paris. Taking down two seeded players in Ons Jabeur and Garbine Muguruza, the American made it to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual finalist, Kenin. This was, by far, her best career run in Paris.


Desirae Krawczyk

Doubles Finalist, Roland Garros

Coming off winning the Istanbul Open doubles title with Alexa Guarachi, Krawczyk came into Paris with confidence. Once again playing alongside Guarachi, the No. 14 reached the final, taking down the No. 1 seed Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova as well as Swiatek and Nicole Melichar, before losing to defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.


Sebastian Korda

Fourth Round, Roland Garros

If you're going to lose to anyone, it might as well be the greatest clay court player of all time. Korda reached the fourth round of the French Open as a qualifier, taking down John Isner during his run, but the Spaniard proved to be too much for the 20-year-old. At least he got an autograph from Nadal right afterwards.


Frances Tiafoe

Singles Champion, ATP Challenger 125 (Parma, Italy)

After two long years of waiting, Tiafoe finally has another trophy to hoist. The 22-year-old won the ATP Challenger title in Parma during Week 2 of Roland Garros by defeating Salvatore Caruso, 6-3, 3-6,  6-4, in the final. Tiafoe's first ATP title came in 2018 in Delray Beach.