'That was cute': Tennis star spotted in Aus Open crowd after surgery

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Sofia Kenin (pictured left) smiling while watching Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams semi-final clash at the Australian Open.
Sofia Kenin (pictured left) was spotted at the Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams semi-final clash at the Australian Open only days after having her appendix removed. (Image: ESPN)

Last year's Australian Open champ Sofia Kenin has spotted in the crowd watching the clash between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams at the Australian Open only three days after surgery.

Kenin was diagnosed with acute appendicitis after a CT scan when she was knocked out of the Australian Open.

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The champ underwent surgery at Epworth Richmond Hospital where she had her appendix removed on Monday.

But fans noticed the World No.4 in the crowd at the Australian Open semi between where Osaka crushed Williams.

Fans also couldn't get enough of Kenin's reaction when spotted.

She appeared to share a smile when the big screen showed her watching on like all other tennis fans around the world.

Kenin's confusing Aus Open run

It was a confusing run of form from the World No.4, who hadn't reported any dramas or concerns while quarantining in Melbourne ahead of the year's first grand slam - but the 22-year-old has since shared a possible reason for her surprisingly poor form.

Kenin revealed on Twitter that she had been taken to hospital to have surgery for appendicitis earlier this week, just a day after her first-round Phillip Island Trophy loss to unranked Australian teenager Olivia Gadecki.

The American star was bounced out of the Australian Open's second round after a straight sets loss to world No.65 Kaia Kanepi.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Kenin said she had made a full recovery after having a procedure at Melbourne's Epworth Hospital.

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