Sofia Kenin, the winner of last year’s Australian Open, publicly recounted having her appendix removed this week.
The 22-year-old American published in Twitter who went to see the tournament doctor in Melbourne this week with “severe abdominal pain” and he sent her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with acute appendicitis after a medical examination and operated on last Monday.
Kenin lost to Kaia Kanepi in straight sets in the second round of her title defense at the Australian Open last week. Additionally, she lost her first match at a lower level WTA event held at the same venue in Melbourne against Australian teenager Olivia Gadecki on Saturday.
Through her social networks, Sofía Kenin told her followers that last Monday she was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and subsequently operated on. “The surgery went well and without complications,” said the American. 🤕🎾💪#TENNISxESPN pic.twitter.com/HXHXv5loVp
– ESPN Tennis (@ESPNtenis) February 17, 2021