World No 4 Sofia Kenin is set for a spell out of action after she had her appendix removed on Monday. The defending champion was knocked out in the Australian Open second round last week after she lost 6-3 6-2 to Kaia Kanepi and cited a failure to handle the pressure as a reason for her shock defeat.
“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.” Kenin said. “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!”