In an all-American affair of two Grand Slam finalists, Sofia Kenin and Madison Keys will face off in the first round of the 2022 Australian Open on Monday, January 17. Get the live streaming options of this Sofia Kenin v Madison Keys match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Sofia Kenin v Madison Keys Head to Head
Keys leads Kenin 2-1 with all three of those matches taking place in 2019. Keys won their last two meetings in straight sets, both of which took place in the hard courts of Cincinnati and Flushing Meadows.
Keys Finds her Form in Time
Madison Keys is coming fresh off her first title run in two years. She won the title in Adelaide last week, defeating Elina Svitolina, Liudmila Samsonova, Tereza Martincova, Cori Gauff, and Alison Riske.
That’s two in-form players and one top 10 star – all in a span of a few days. The last time Keys played this kind of tennis, she was taking the tour by the storm and was a steady part of the top 20.
Following an uneventful, out-of-sorts season in 2021, the 26-year-old took a sharp hit in the rankings. So far, however, she is off to a great start in 2022. The American made up for that early exit in Melbourne by winning this recent title and certainly appears to be in good spirits.
Keys can also boast of a decent pedigree with 10 WTA final-match appearances – all in the Premier tier and above.
Kenin Battling with Inconsistency
A champion here in 2020 and a second-round defeat in 2021 – Sofia Kenin has seen her fair share of struggles with form and consistency.
Last year she ended the season at Wimbledon following a second-round loss to Madison Brengle – Kenin committed 41 unforced errors in a quarter of an hour in that match. As a result of these developments, she fell out of the top five to the 12th position.
This was some six months ago; since then, the 23-year-old has played only two tournaments – both this season. In Adelaide International 1, Kenin reached the quarterfinal where she lost to Ashleigh Barty. She next played in Sydney where she was beaten by Daria Kasatkina in the opener.
There was a time when Kenin could easily dispatch these players but her recent trysts with form have emboldened her adversaries. She doesn’t seem to be that clinical anymore, at least for the time being.
Kenin v Keys Prediction and Tip
Kenin may be a two-time Grand Slam finalist but Keys has a much superior pedigree. She is far more consistent on the whole and given her recent form, she is likely to topple the 11th seed in the opener.