Sofia Kenin Announces Sad News Ahead of US Open 2021


Sofia Kenin
Sofia Kenin (Image Credits: Sofia Kenin Instagram)

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.”

In 2020, Sofia Kenin notably claimed her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Later on, she reached her second major final at the French Open.

We all wish her a speedy recovery and return to health.

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