The Girls’s Tennis Affiliation has introduced a brand new event in Melbourne for gamers present process a 14-day quarantine with out a possibility to observe forward of the Australian Open starting February eight.
The brand new event shall be staged from February Three-7 and can cater for gamers who haven’t been capable of prepare. A complete of 72 gamers stay in onerous lockdown after three chartered flights to the Australian Open returned optimistic COVID-19 circumstances.
Two ATP males’s tournaments shall be pushed again 24 hours to begin on February 1 and the ATP Cup will get underway a day later.
WTA gamers in onerous quarantine embrace former Australian Open champions Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber in addition to 2019 US Open winner Bianca Andreescu.
“This has been a very difficult time for the athletes in onerous lockdown and we, together with the WTA and ATP, goal to do every little thing we will to assist,” Australian Open event director Craig Tiley mentioned Sunday.
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