• 03-DEC-2019

Sofia Kenin Named Honorary Chair of 2019 Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship

(FILA Luxembourg S.à r.l.) - The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship announced today that Sofia Kenin will be the 2019 Honorary Chair. The young American just registered her career-best year, securing her first three Tour-level titles at Hobart, Mallorca and Guangzhou and reaching a career-high ranking of No. 14, where she currently sits. Kenin secured impressive victories over World No. 5 Elina Svitolina (twice), World No. 1 Naomi Osaka and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams this year as well.


“The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is an incredible, internationally recognized tournament and I am humbled and honored to serve as the Honorary Chair for the 2019 event,” said Kenin. “Many top players on Tour participated in the Junior Orange Bowl and if tennis history has taught us anything, among this year’s participants are the champions of tomorrow.”

As the Official Apparel and Footwear Provider for the Championship, FILA will continue to provide the tournament t-shirts for all participants and create co-branded apparel for sale on-site.


The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is the world’s premier tournament for junior players and has consistently attracted the top junior tennis talent from around the world. The 58th annual tournament will take place from December 14-23, 2019 at the University of Miami, the William H. Kerdyk Tennis Center at the Biltmore, Salvadore Park and Crandon Park on Key Biscayne.


The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of their Festival Presenting Sponsor the Orange Bowl, Tennis Presenting Sponsor Badia Spices, Inc., as well as our Festival Sponsors the City of Coral Gables Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. The Junior Orange Bowl Committee Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida and the youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and multicultural experiences.


The Junior Orange Bowl is best known for hosting more than 7,500 youth participants in 15 athletic, academic and cultural events throughout the year. The 70th Annual Parade and 5th Annual Gala will highlight the 2018-2019 season. For information on all Junior Orange Bowl events visit https://www.juniororangebowl.org/.