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WTA occasion extra for quarantining players in Melbourne | Tennis News

WTA occasion extra for quarantining players in Melbourne | Tennis News


MELBOURNE (Australia): The Women’s Tennis Association has announced a new match in Melbourne for players going through a 14-working day quarantine without having an possibility to follow forward of the Australian Open up beginning Feb. 8.
The new tournament will be staged from Feb. 3-7 and will cater for players who have not been in a position to practice. A whole of 72 gamers continue being in hard lockdown just after three chartered flights to the Australian Open returned good COVID-19 instances.
Two ATP men’s tournaments will be pushed back 24 hrs to start out on Feb. 1 and the ATP Cup will get underway a day afterwards.
WTA players in challenging quarantine include things like former Australian Open up champions Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber as properly as 2019 U.S. Open up winner Bianca Andreescu.
“This has been a specifically tough time for the athletes in hard lockdown and we, together with the WTA and ATP, purpose to do all the things we can to enable,” Australian Open match director Craig Tiley reported Sunday.



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