Australian Open players locked down as two test positive for Covid-19 after flight from US

Posted by on January 15, 2021 10:38 pm
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Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Kei Nishikori confined to hotel rooms after two people on chartered flight test positive

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is believed to be among a group of players who will be confined to their hotel rooms for the next 14 days after two people on the charter flight QR7493 from Los Angeles tested positive to Covid-19 on arrival in Melbourne.

A leaked email from Tennis Australia, which was sent to all players and officials who were aboard the flight and was posted on social media by Mexican world No 155 Santiago González, said players on the flight must isolate in their rooms for two weeks. This means they have no ability to train in the vital days leading up to the competition.

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