GENEVA: Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic has examined optimistic for Covid-19 after her journey to Abu Dhabi and has “severe symptoms”, she stated on Tuesday, a day after Rafael Nadal introduced he had additionally examined optimistic.
Each gamers had travelled to Abu Dhabi to play within the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition occasion final week. Nadal additionally stated he was having some after testing optimistic upon his return to Spain.
“Unfortunately and even though I am fully vaccinated, I recently tested positive for Covid-19,” Bencic stated on Twitter.
“I’m presently isolating and taking all precautionary [measures] to get via this as finest as attainable as I’m experiencing fairly extreme signs [fever, aches, chills].
“While the timing is not ideal — as I was in the final stages of my preparations for the Australian Open swing — I will make my way to Australia as soon as I am cleared and past the isolation period.”
Bencic misplaced to Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who had changed US Open champion Emma Raducanu after the latter examined optimistic for Covid-19 and withdrew from the occasion.
The Australian Open begins on Jan 17.
Revealed in Daybreak, December 22nd, 2021