Jim Reineking, USA TODAY
Revealed 12: 22 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2021
Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Originate winner, supplied on social media that she had her appendix removed Monday, correct four days after being eliminated from this yr’s match.
“I went to the match physician scheme of enterprise on Monday, February 15th with acute abdominal anxiousness,” Kenin wrote. “Acute appendicitis changed into identified following the completion of my CT scan. I had to contain surgery and had my appendix removed on Monday.
“The surgery went effectively and with none complication. I am now trying to get better from the surgery and deal with the anxiousness. Sadly I received’t salvage a scheme to play about a weeks on fable of I must accumulate time without work to get better so I in fact contain withdrawn from my next tournaments.”
Kenin’s define to repeat as Australian Originate champion changed into halted in the second spherical by Kaia Kanepi on Thursday. Kenin – the No. 4-ranked player – changed into one of three of the tip 9 seeded females to be eliminated by the tip of the second spherical, joining No. 8 Bianca Andreescu and No. 9 Petra Kvitova on the sideline.