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All Thursday’s play at Melbourne Park postponed

All 62 matches scheduled for Thursday at Melbourne Park across 6 events have been postponed after a hotel quarantine worker at the Grand Hyatt, where a large number of players are staying, tested positive for COVID-19.

Authorities have advised that everyone who stayed at the Grand Hyatt between 16-29 January will need to be tested and isolate until they receive a negative test result. We have been advised that you need to isolate at all times other than when you travel to and from your test. We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible. Tennis Australia Statement

Just after midnight Tennis Australia released a statement: “Authorities have advised that everyone who stayed at the Grand Hyatt between 16-29 January will need to be tested and isolate until they receive a negative test result.

“We have been advised that you need to isolate at all times other than when you travel to and from your test.

“We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible.”

Among the key matches at the three WTA 500 events – the Gippsland Trophy, Yarra Valley Classic and Grampians Trophy – are Ashleigh Barty vs. Shelby Rogers, Daniel Collins vs. Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin and Simona Halep vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova.

An update on the schedule for Friday will be announced later.

It was at 10.30pm local time on Wednesday when Tennis Australia staff started to become nervous again as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews gave them the unwanted news that a hotel quarantine worker had tested positive COVID-19.

After testing negative on the 29th of January, the worker developed symptoms and his latest test result returned positive.

As a result it was announced that the 500-600 players, staff, coaching teams and officials staying at the Grand Hyatt would have to self-isolate until returning a negative test result.

This comes as a massive blow with AO21 set to begin on Monday, proving that anything can still happen even with no apparent COVID-19 transmission.






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