Sofia Kenin’s Australian Open journey has finally ended with surgery to remove her appendix at a Melbourne hospital.
Kenin posted on her social media pages today of her experience after suffering abdominal pain on Monday.
“Hey guys! I want to share with you what happened to me a few days ago,” she wrote.
“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.
“The surgery went well and without any complication. I am now trying to recover from the surgery and deal with the pain.
“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play a few weeks because I need to take time off to recover so I have withdrawn from my next tournaments.
“I want to thank everyone at Epworth Hospital Richmond for taking good care of me! Also I would like to thank the medical staff at AO for helping me!
I can’t wait to fully recover and compete again and see you guys.”