‘I had to have surgery’ – Australian Open champion reveals medical ordeal
World number four Sofia Kenin has revealed she required emergency appendix surgery shortly after her exit from the Australian Open.
Kenin arrived in Australia as the defending champion, but she fell to Olivia Gadecki 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the third round.
Just a day later, though, she was heading to hospital for surgery on the advice of the Australian Open medical team.
“I want to share with you what happened to me a few days ago,” Kenin said on Twitter.
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!
— Sofia Kenin (@SofiaKenin) February 17, 2021
“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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