"I tried to put all my emotions aside during the game," Kenning said at the post-match press conference, "I don't have time to deal with my emotions, I must focus on scoring every point."
"Both games were very difficult. I didn't feel like I could get into the rhythm, but in the end I still found a way to win. That's it."
The new Australian Open champion was only three games away from being eliminated in the second set, but she won nine games in the last 11 games, and finally passed through a difficult battle of 1 hour and 51 minutes.
The only previous match between the two sides was in the 2018 Rogers Cup qualifiers, when Bogdan won. But since then, American girls have grown at an amazing rate and are now among the top players. She defeated Serena Williams at the French Open last year to reach the fourth round, and this year the Australian Open won the first Grand Slam in one fell swoop.
Kenning succeeded in winning the Lyon, the last event before the suspension of the tour, but his performance has been unstable since the restart of the tennis. She lost to Kone in the first game in Cincinnati, and then stopped in the top 16 of the US Open. Then in the first game in Rome, she was bloodbathed by Azarenka. On Monday, against Russian teenager Samsonova, she also fought three sets before advancing.
A series of mistakes in the opening stage caused Kenning to break serve early, but the No. 4 seed quickly adjusted, chasing two games to a 2-2 tie. Bogdan continued to face his high-ranking opponents, and later took out three break points 40-0 in the eighth game.
She seized the third chance to break serve again, and immediately ushered in her serve win. The Romanian came up and won the first three points. Although Kenning resolved the first inventory by receiving serve and attacking, Bogdan cashed the second with the first Ace of the audience and took 36 minutes to take the lead.
"The first set did not go the way I wanted. I could not find the rhythm of the shot. The opponent played well. I knew I had to make a change or I would be eliminated. This is not the result I want to see. ."
Kenning sent 16 unforced errors in the first set, while Bogdan only made four. At the start of the second set, the American girl came up and faced two break points and was in danger of losing four games in a row. However, she managed to keep her hair under pressure and sounded the clarion call for counterattack.
It didn't take long for the two of them to exchange serve. They both broke serve in a love game, and the score came to 3-3. At the critical moment, Kenning broke through the opponent's defense again with a backhand scoring, and successfully equalized the big score in three consecutive games at the end of the game.
"I feel that I can score more goals and play more aggressively in the last two sets. She is at the level I want. She is in good condition and I have to work hard if I want to win."
Kenning brought the gradually accumulated confidence to the final set. The first three games blasted out five winning points without any mistakes and quickly scored a double break. Bogdan broke back and got a round, but Kenning remained unmoved and continued to pressure, extending his advantage to 5-1.
The Romanian made a last stand and saved three match points in the next four tie-saws, and then created three break points in Kenning's serve win. The world's sixth withstood the pressure and all rescued, and finally ended the game on the fourth match point.
The Australian Open champion scored a total of 34 winning points, and half of the 35 unforced errors came from the first set. She cashed six of the ten break points she got, and won half of the points in the serve round. Bogdan also scored 20 winning points today and made 23 turnovers. The overall performance was quite stable, but he had no choice but to miss a lot of opportunities in the latter two sets.
The No. 4 seed will face another Romanian qualifier Barra in the next round. The latter received a retirement gift from his opponent Uytfank when he took a 6-1 4-0 lead, further breaking his personal Grand Slam best. Record.