Another Australian Open doubt – Madison Keys now tests positive for coronavirus

Madison Keys, the World number 16, has confirmed she has tested positive for coronavirus just days before she was due to fly to the Australian Open.

The announcement from Keys, made on twitter, follows news that Britain’s Andy Murray also tested positive and will delay his flight to Melbourne.

While Murray is still keeping his hopes alive of an Australian Open comeback, Keys appeared a little more uncertain of whether the first Grand Slam of the season is achievable.

American Keys, who is a former semi-finalist in Melbourne, tweeted her disappointment about the news and informed fans she will now begin a period of self-isolation.

 

 

The news comes just as pictures emerge of the first players arriving in Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the year.

The first of 15 charter flights carrying tennis players and officials for the tournament, starting on February 8, landed at Tullamarine’s Melbourne Jet Base earlier today.

The Doha flight arrivals were greeted by airport staff and biosecurity officials wearing personal protective equipment including masks and face shields, before being whisked away to hotel quarantine.

More private jets from Doha, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai will land in the Victorian capital over the next 36 hours.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

 

Other News

‘I can still do better,’ vows Andy Murray after impressive Indian Wells win

Andy Murray says he still believes he can get better despite battling to an impressive win over Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells.The former world...

Alexander Zverev looking forward to ‘great week’ after sealing ATP Finals spot

Alexander Zverev says he is expecting a 'great week' in Turin after securing his place at the 2021 ATP Finals.Zverev has won the event...

‘I don’t see many flaws’ – Andy Murray tips Carlos Alcaraz for huge future

Andy Murray has predicted a huge future for Carlos Alcaraz after getting a close look at the Spanish youngster at Indian Wells.Murray dropped the...

‘Indian Wells feels like a big thing – it’s like a Grand Slam,’ says top ATP star

Stefanos Tsitsipas has likened Indian Wells to a Grand Slam, saying 'there is just something about it.'Indian Wells boasts the second biggest permanent tennis...

‘I haven’t been outclassed,’ says Andy Murray as he analyses recent form

Andy Murray says he has not been outclassed on the ATP Tour this season, even when he has lost to top players.Murray is trying...

Novak Djokovic urged to commit to Australian Open despite likely vaccination requirement

Doubles legend Todd Woodbridge hopes Novak Djokovic does not let anything stop him competing at the Australian Open in January.The Australian government are notoriously...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here