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Australian Open champion reveals she underwent surgery a day after exit from competition

Sofia Kenin Australian Open defeat

Current Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has revealed she required emergency appendix surgery this week.

Kenin exited the Australian Open on Sunday 14 February after a disappointing 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 defeat to Olivia Gadecki.

However, she says that just a day later she had to go under the surgeons knife after suffering 'acute adnominal pain.'

"I want to share with you what happened to me a few days ago," Kenin wrote on her Twitter account.

"I went to the tournament physician office on Monday, February 15th with acute 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.

"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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