Sofia Kenin Australian Open 2020

Sofia Kenin out of the 2021 US Open after positive Covid-19 test

American star Sofia Kenin announced on social media that she will not compete at the upcoming US Open after testing positive for Covid-19.

The news that she will not feature in front of a home crowd at Flushing Meadows caps off a disappointing year for the 22-year-old, who was named WTA Player of the Year in 2020 for winning the Australian Open and finishing runner-up at Roland Garros.

In 2021, Kenin’s best result came at the French Open where she reached the fourth round, though the American found herself ranked 56th in the race to the WTA finals.

“Hi guys.. I am writing with disappointing news. Recently, I tested positive for Covid-19,” announced Kenin on Twitter.

“Fortunately I am vaccinated and thus my symptoms have been fairly mild. However I have continued to test positive and thus will not be able to compete at the US Open next week.

“I plan to spend the next several weeks getting healthy and preparing to play well this fall. Thank you all for supporting me. I want to wish all the players the best of luck in New York.”

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