Sofia Kenin undergoes surgery for appendicitis in Melbourne

Sofia Kenin undergoes surgery for appendicitis in Melbourne

The American went to the hospital on Monday after experiencing severe abdominal pain.

Sofia Kenin has undergone a successful appendectomy in a Melbourne hospital and has announced she is now recovering.

Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, went to the hospital Monday, experiencing severe abdominal pain.

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"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," she stated on on social media.

The 22-year-old had surgery the same day.

At the Australian Open, Kenin lost to Kaia Kanepi in the second round, and then fell to unranked Olivia Gadecki at the WTA tournament also being played at Melbourne Park this week.

Kenin is No. 4 in the world rankings. She did not announce a date for a return to competition.