The WTA confirmed the existence of a positive for coronavirus in the Palermo tournament (Italy), which marks this Monday the resumption of the women's circuit after the break due to the pandemic.
The identity of the player has not transpired, but she is fine since she is asymptomatic. It has been removed from the picture and isolated in the hotel. All the people who have been in close contact with her are being tested. The WTA confirmed that it will go ahead with the tournament.
An appointment from which important players such as Simona Halep, Johanna Konta or Jelena Ostapenko have unsubscribed as a precaution.
According to the Italian press, a dubber also set off alarms on Thursday by presenting antibodies in a test. On social networks, complaints have been seen from tennis players and coaches about the low social distance in the tournament, when staying in a hotel open to the public and without hygienic measures in the common areas.