Sofia Kenin wins again in Lyon

LYON: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin broke a losing streak of three games by passing the Russian Vitalia Diatchenko in straight sets in the WTA event in Lyon on Wednesday.

The American top seed, who had lost her opening matches in both Dubai and Doha in recent weeks, beat her 107th-ranked opponent 6-4, 6-3 to reach the second round.

Kenin will then face the Romanian qualifier Jaqueline Adina Cristian.

La número cinco del mundo, Kenin, tomó el primer set frente a Diatchenko in su tercer punto de ajuste, antes de luchar in un segundo revés que contó con seis quiebres de servicio.

I didn't have the best two weeks, Kenin told wtatour.com.

Her maiden Slam triumph had been followed by a win over Anastasija Sevastova in the Fed Cup before losses to Latvia's former Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko, also in Fed Cup, Elena Rybakina in Dubai and Dayana Yastremska in Doha.

Tuve algunos oponentes difíciles in una racha de jugar al tenis caliente y estuve cerca, así que no fue como si hubiera perdido contra alguien que no era bueno. Estoy feliz de haber ganado.

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