October 25, 2020

Tennis participant exams constructive for virus at Palermo Open – tennis



A tennis participant entered for the Palermo Girls Open examined constructive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the match, organizers introduced Saturday.

Whereas noting that the participant is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour stated in an announcement that she’s going to stay in isolation “till cleared by a doctor per the established protocols.

“As well as, all those that might have been in shut contact with the person are present process testing per WTA protocols,” the ladies’s tour added. “The 31st Palermo Girls Open will proceed as deliberate.”

Native organizers, who wouldn’t identify the participant, stated she was admitted to a nationwide well being facility designated for asymptomatic sufferers with COVID-19.

“The effectivity of the protocols and the associated exams allowed us to intercept a constructive case,” stated Dr. Antonio Cascio, an infectious illness specialist on the College of Palermo who’s the match’s anti-virus coordinator. “The participant by no means left her lodge room whereas awaiting the outcomes of the exams.”

The entire gamers for the match are staying in the identical lodge.

The WTA match marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the primary official occasion — for males or girls — since early March.

Qualifying started Saturday with foremost draw motion on account of start Monday.

After former French Open champions Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko withdrew, the primary draw is headlined by final 12 months’s Roland Garros finalist Markéta Vondroušová, No. 15 Petra Martić and No. 20 Maria Sakkari.

Event organizers had introduced on Friday that greater than 400 coronavirus exams had been carried out on gamers and employees members and all of them got here again detrimental.