Grand Slam Champion Sofia Kenin has announced her withdrawal from the upcoming US Open 2021 because she has tested positive for COVID-19.
World No.5 has not competed in the WTA Tour since the second round straight-set loss against compatriot Madison Brengle at Wimbledon. Most recently, she withdrew from the WTA tournament in San Jose. American cited she had suffered a minor setback with an injury to her foot and would need to take an extra week to recover.
However, while she seeks to come back as a home favourite at the New York major event, she has sadly tested positive for the Coronavirus.
“I am writing with disappointing news. Recently, I tested positive for Covid-19. 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,” Kenin wrote in her Twitter post.
22-year-old further added, “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.”
We all wish her a speedy recovery and return to health.