World No. 5 Sofia Kenin won't be making her seventh main draw appearance at the US Open as she has announced her withdrawal from the tournament. Recently, Kenin tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated.
Unfortunately for Kenin, she has kept testing positive and she won't be able to play at Flushing Meadows this year. Kenin's best result at the US Open came last year, when she made the round-of-16. "Hi guys..
I am writing with disappointing news," Kenin started in her Twitter post. "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.
"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."
Kenin joins the Williams sisters
On Wednesday, both Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of the US Open.
"After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring," Serena said in a statement posted on her Instagram account.
"New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favorite places to play — I'll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering everyone on from afar. Thank you for your continued support and love.
I'll see you soon." On the other side, Venus is baattling a leg injury. "Having some issues with my leg all this summer. Just couldn't work through it...I just was unable to figure out the equation--and there's been so many times when I was able to figure it out," Venus said.