Just a few days after her loss in the second round of the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin visited a Melbourne doctor for “acute abdominal pain” and following further evaluation the American had her appendix removed this week.
The 22-year-old Kenin wasn’t able to handle the pressure of being a defending champion at the Australian Open and couldn’t find her game because of nervousness, but it turns out that the mental struggles were not everything the world No.4 had to face in Melbourne.
After losing to Kaia Kanepi on Thursday, Kenin felt abdominal pain and visited the tournament physician office on Monday. Upon further evaluation and a CT scan in the hospital, Kenin was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and had her appendix surgically removed at Epworth Richmond on the same day, February 15th.
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