Sofia Kenin's disastrous start to 2021 continues at Miami Open

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Sofia Kenin's (pictured) getting ready to return a serve.
Sofia Kenin's (pictured) tough start to the 2021 season continues after she was knocked out of the Miami Open. (Getty Images)

Sofia Kenin's tough start to the 2021 season continues after falling to Ons Jabeur 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at the Miami Open.

The 2020 Australian Open champ endured a tough start to season after crashing out of 2021 version of the Grand Slam in the second round.

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She then announced she was rushed to hospital for appendicitis following the Grand Slam defeat.

But in the latest blow, the World No.4 was no match for her Third Round opponent at the ATP 1000 event in Miami.

Jabeur, who became the first Arab woman to reach a grand slam quarter-final at the 2020 Australian Open, broke Kenin in the ninth game of the final set before serving out the match.

Meanwhile, Osaka has advanced into the fourth round of the Miami Open by walkover after Serbian Nina Stojanovic withdrew due to a right thigh injury.

World No.2 Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, will next face Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens.

Kenin's tough start to 2021

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

She was then diagnosed with acute appendicitis after a CT scan.

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

with AAP

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