PARIS — Once Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin got going, she kept going — right into the third round of the French Open.
The fourth-seeded American started slowly Thursday under a closed roof on Court Philippe Chatrier before pulling out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ana Bogdan.
“I knew I had to fight. She was playing well,” Kenin said. “First set just didn’t go my way. I couldn’t find my rhythm. I knew I needed to somehow change my game or else I’m going to be out. Did not want that, definitely.”
She also nearly stumbled at the end, too.
Kenin held three match points with Bogdan serving at 5-1 but failed to convert them all. In the next game, Kenin had to save three break points before finally winning on