Among the ten singles contestants of the 2019 Shenzhen WTA year-end finals, six of them participated in this year's French Open competition, and Kenning was the one who performed the best and went the farthest. Although she regrettably passed the championship in the final, she still has reasons to be proud of her incredible performance in Roland Garros and even the entire 2020 season.
Because of this year’s special circumstances, only three of the four Grand Slam events were held. The champions belonged to three different players. As the Australian Open champion and French Open runner-up, Kenning became the only two Grand Slam finals. Player, and the only player who has reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam twice!
From this point of view, Kenning is already the best player in the WTA this year in the Grand Slam, not to mention that the two Grand Slam finals also came from two venues, hard and clay. What she showed The comprehensive combat capability on various venues is second to none in the new generation of women's tennis.
Even at the U.S. Open, where the results were slightly less than ideal, Kenning also reached the final 16 and refreshed his best record in this game. In this way, in the three grand slams held this season, Kenning has created a personal best, and can have a breakthrough performance in all the grand slams in a season. This has been the case in women’s tennis in recent years. It is extremely rare. If you want to choose the best player in the 2020 Grand Slam, Ken would rather be well-deserved.
In fact, before this French Open, Kenning was not the most promising one, and even after losing two 0-6 goals in the warm-up match at Rome, she was once marked as the “most likely to be upset early. Seeds" ranks. However, when she appeared in an orange checkered tennis skirt that contrasted with the clay court, she seemed to have brought the long-lost tropical atmosphere to the cold Roland Garros. Just as Paris needs sunshine most in October, what the French Open this year most needs is Kenning's vitality and persistence.
So we can see that from the beginning of the cold and low-key, Kenning has gradually stepped into the spotlight and has become an increasingly eye-catching championship favorite. Her superb ball, active and quick running and smooth and free flow The bottom line of this year coincides with the wet clay court of the French Open this year. With the smart back figure in the orange and white jersey, it adds a touch of joy and elegance to the unruly and casual Roland Garros in the past.
In this way, this 21-year-old girl with a small body once again burst out with amazing energy, surpassing obstacles and reaching the finals, once again making the whole world amazed. On the clay court considered the worst in the past, Kenning was only one step away from becoming the last conqueror. Born in icy Moscow, growing up in enthusiastic Florida, and becoming popular in vibrant Melbourne, but it is the charming Roland Garros, so where will Kenning's next life turning point appear? What?
After losing in the French Open final, when he saw the champion celebrating his victory on the court, tears appeared in the eyes of Kenning sitting on the sidelines. There were both loss and unwillingness in this tear. In fact, in the eyes of outsiders, perhaps Kenning doesn't have to be like that, because the runner-up's results have been amazing, not to mention that she is still the best female player in all majors this year. Looking back on the performance of the entire 2020 season, for Kenning, who could only come off the bench in the Finals last year, it was already a rare improvement.
But this is Kenning, she who has great faith in that small body, and who keeps moving forward quietly for dreams. "I wish I could win this game, but I am very happy to be at this stage," Kenning said after the French Open final: "Of course, I was a little disappointed not to win the championship, but overall, I It will still draw positive factors from it." Yes, this is the mind and attitude that a true Grand Slam champion should have.
The good results in the French Open this time allowed Kenning to get rid of the inherent impression of only playing hard courts and truly grow into an all-around player. She also knows that only by breaking through tradition can she be more competitive. The performance of reaching the finals at the French Open gives Kenning more possibilities in the future, and he also has an advantage in the competition with his peers. I believe that after this French Open, "never admit defeat and develop in an all-round way" will become Kenning's most significant "on-court mark".
And the strong and stubborn figure in the orange checkered jersey has also become the warmest memory of Roland Garros in the cold this year. So at this moment, we finally understood the tears that kept flashing in her eyes, because in that tear, we saw a Kenning who would never admit defeat, and also saw a better tomorrow.
(Shenzhen Finals Official)