American Keys tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Australian Open

Madison Keys of the US hits a return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during the women’s singles match on day two of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 7, 2020. — AFP pic
Madison Keys of the US hits a return to Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during the women’s singles match on day two of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 7, 2020. — AFP pic

NEW YORK, Jan 14 — American Madison Keys said today she tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss next month’s Australian Open in Melbourne.

The world number 16 said she returned a positive result before she was due to travel to Australia and is now self-isolating at her home.

The first Grand Slam of the year is scheduled to be played from February 8-21.

“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,” the 25-year-old tweeted.

Earlier, Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray tested positive for the virus, putting his Australian Open participation in doubt. — Reuters

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