“Something Really Wrong”: Tennis Fans Dejected After Sofia Kenin’s Unfortunate News

Sofia Kenin’s 2021 season has been a rather disappointing one. So far, she has registered an 11-10 win-loss record on the WTA Tour in 2021. Notably, the American youngster is yet to play a singles match, since her Wimbledon Championships second-round exit. Now, falling victim to yet another setback, she announced her withdrawal from the upcoming WTA 1000 Indian Wells tournament. 

Falling to find any consistency throughout the tour, Kenin dropped from a career-high World No. 4 to World No. 8 in WTA Rankings. With rising competition from active players on the Tour, she might fall out of the Top 10 soon.

Notably, the BNP Paribas Open announced Kenin’s withdrawal news on their official Twitter page. The announcement read, “Sofia Kenin has withdrawn from #BNPPO21. Hope to see you back next March.”

Sofia Kenin has withdrawn from #BNPPO21.

Hope to see you back next March pic.twitter.com/BvVvOlKBE6

— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) September 28, 2021

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Simply unfortunate

Before Sofia Kenin, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka also announced her withdrawal from Indian Wells. Currently, she is on an indefinite break from tennis, following her US Open loss.

As for Kenin, she would hope to recover soon and hit the training courts again. However, the main reason for her withdrawal is still unknown. This brought up some interesting fan reactions on the news, though.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts during her second round match against Hailey Baptiste of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Notably, one fan wrote, “At this point, there is something really wrong. Some really really wrong with her. She announced covid August 26, this is September 28, we don’t know her status, she kept on withdrawing from tournament and no one is even checking up on her.”

At this point, there is something really wrong. Some really really wrong with her. She announced covid August 26, this is September 28, we don’t know her status, she kept on withdrawing from tournament and no one is even checking up on her. @ChrissieEvert @BenRothenberg @DKTNNS https://t.co/zMUrOm5fc5

— RIDWAANULLAH. (@Ridwaan_Bello) September 28, 2021

Besides, tennis reporter Jose Morgado claimed, “End of a nightmare season for her.” Meanwhile, another fan mocked her ranking status. He wrote, “And still gonna end the season top 10… legend behavior.”

End of a nightmare season for her https://t.co/qMkSudbuod

— José Morgado (@josemorgado) September 28, 2021

and still gonna end the season top 10… legend behaviour https://t.co/BoGMMnyO3b

— padraig (@padarenka) September 28, 2021

One fan reflected on when Kenin played her best on the Tour, whereas another wondered, “when will this girl ever come back.”

I feel like I haven’t seen her play since she bodied Serena in the ‘19 French Open… https://t.co/XeWntlV6KO

— Melvin (@mtkigz1) September 28, 2021

when will this girl ever come back https://t.co/SiqVNmwxTb pic.twitter.com/Vm58lIeUB1

— SST fanclub president (@wta_fanatics) September 29, 2021

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Sofia Kenin’s 2021 season so far

Apart from Abu Dhabi and Yarra Valley Classic, Kenin did not reach the quarterfinals in any tournament. It clearly explains her inconsistency throughout the season.

Sofia Kenin of the United States celebrates after winning her Women’s Singles Semifinal match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

However, the American star won the Australian Open and reached the finals at the French Open last year. So, even though it will take time, she will be up and running soon, leaving her mark in big tournaments.

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