Australian Open loses another big name to coronavirus as Madison Keys tests positive
The Australian Open continues to struggle with coronavirus with former Grand Slam finalist Madison Keys forced to withdraw.
The 25-year-old former US Open runner-up was due to travel to Melbourne this week to commence the mandatory 14-day quarantine period before the tournament gets underway on February 8.
However, Keys has revealed she has returned a positive coronavirus test and is now self-isolating.
“I wanted to let you know that I unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 before I was supposed to fly to Australia,” Keys said on social media.
“I’m very disappointed to not be able to play in the coming weeks after training hard in the off-season and knowing Tennis Australia and the tours did so much to make these events happen.
“I am self-isolating at home and will continue to follow all the necessary health precautions.
I look forward to being back on tour next month. Thank you all for your support. Stay healthy and safe.”
Former five time finalist Andy Murray has also seen his Australian Open plans enter a state of limbo after contracting Covid-19, and Dominic Thiem’s coach, Nicholas Massau, has also tested positive.
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