Former champion Kenin has appendix removed in Melbourne

After losing in the second round at Melbourne Park last week, American star Sofia Kenin had an operation.

Sofia Kenin revealed she had her appendix removed after her shock Australian Open exit last week.

The 2020 Australian Open champion, who was knocked out by Kaia Kanepi in the second round, revealed Wednesday that she was then diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent an operation.

American star Kenin – who suffered her earliest major exit since Wimbledon in 2019 – announced the news on social media on Wednesday.

“Hey guys! I want to share with you what happened to me a few days ago,” Kenin said via Twitter.

“I went to the tournament physician office on Monday, February 15th with acute abdominal pain. I was evaluated by the tournament physician and referred to the hospital for further evaluation. Acute appendicitis was diagnosed following the completion of my CT scan. I had to have surgery and had my appendix removed on Monday, February 15, at Epworth Hospital Richmond. I want to thank everyone at Epworth Hospital Richmond for taking good care of me!”

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