‘Conditions are lamentable – I feel abandoned,’ says Covid-stricken WTA ace Paula Badosa

Conditions at the Melbourne hotel for players in hard quarantine are ‘lamentable,’ according to Spanish star Paula Badosa, who says she feels abandoned. 

Badosa tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in Australia, which to a large extent justifies the strictness of the quarantine policy.

She is unable to leave her room until January 31st, but if it is discovered she has one of the newer strains of Covid-19 then that date will be pushed back to February 5th, which is just three days before the start of the Australian Open.

She, though, says she is not being kept informed or helped in any way by tournament organisers.

“I’ve had no information from the tournament,” she told Marca.

“I feel abandoned because I don’t have training equipment which I requested five days ago, I haven’t been told which type of the virus I have.

“It’s far and away the worst experience of my career. The conditions here are lamentable, I wasn’t expecting that.

“The number one thing people recommend when you have the virus is to open the windows to let in air, but I don’t have windows in my hotel room and it’s barely 15 metres square.

“I have lost a lot of my fitness levels, especially my strength. If I can come out on January 31st I’ll have a week to get in shape.

“If it’s February 5th it’ll be impossible to recover in time.”

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