‘I had to have surgery and had my appendix removed,’ reveals Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin at the changeover

Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin underwent surgery at an Australian hospital earlier in the week following “acute abdominal pain”.

Kenin lost in the second round of the season-opening Grand Slam at Melbourne Park as she went down in straight sets against Kaia Kanepi last Thursday.

The American then entered the Phillip Island Trophy only to lose in the opening round against teenager Olivia Gadecki from Australia on Saturday.

However, a few days later she found herself in hospital to have her appendix removed.

“I want to share with you what happened to me a few days ago,” she wrote on 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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