Whether it was meant to get herself going or intimidate Kenin, it didn't work.
Simona Halep's path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited Roland Garros in the third round on Saturday.
"Serena is such a tough opponent".
Said her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou: "All I know is, she was not ready". "She's a true champion and an inspiration".
But needing time on court, she said she was thinking of playing a warm-up tournament this time around.
When the family initially lived in New York Alex worked as a computer programmer and Svetlana as a nurse.
Sofia Kenin said after the match that she was still trying to process what had happened. "Change the pace, do some drop shots, move Serena as much as she could, but the most important part of this was to believe she could win the match", said Kouyate, who also has traveled with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the men's tour. That's why she still has not made it to the round of 16 at the French Open. Her first major back was last year's French Open, where she withdrew before a fourth-round match because of a chest muscle injury. Pride, aura and her famous fight dug her out of holes in her first two matches.
Since losing to Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, Williams has played in only three tournaments - Indian Wells, Miami and Rome - and has withdrawn from all of them.
Osaka, the reigning United States and Australian Open champion, said losing to 42nd-ranked Siniakova may have been a blessing in disguise. Asked if those preparations might include a rare trip to a pre-Wimbledon grass-court tournament, she replied: 'I'm definitely feeling short on matches, and just getting in the swing of things.
"I would have expected to have gotten past the the third round. And the challenge will be just as great coming from her as it would have been if it was Serena". "It's unbelievable. It's the thing I couldn't believe", said Siniakova, who will face 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys next. I think I was overthinking this calendar Slam. Another key statistic: Kenin won four of Williams' 10 service games.
"I'm so happy with this win - obviously you can tell with these emotions", Kenin told the crowd through tears on Philippe Chatrier.