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Australian Open tennis star Paula Badosa tests positive to coronavirus in hard quarantine

Tennis star who whinged about quarantine tests POSITIVE to coronavirus while in hotel lockdown for the Australian Open – after infected players flew in from abroad

  • Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa has tested positive to coronavirus
  • The 23-year-old announced she received a positive test result on Twitter
  • Badosa was in hard hotel quarantine but has since been moved to a health hotel
  • She said she is ‘feeling unwell’ and suffering ‘some symptoms’ of the virus 

A Spanish tennis player who was plunged into hard hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has tested positive to Covid-19 and is suffering ‘some symptoms’. 

Paula Badosa, who is ranked in the top 70, announced on Twitter that she is the latest person associated with the Grand Slam to test positive to the virus. 

‘I have some bad news,’ Badosa wrote early on Friday morning. 

‘Today I received a positive Covid-19 test result. 

‘I’m feeling unwell and have some symptoms, but I’ll try to recover as soon as possible listening to the doctors.’

The 23-year-old said she has been taken to a health hotel where she will be monitored. 

‘Thanks for your support. We’ll be back stronger.’

Badosa’s announcement was written in both English and Spanish. 

The positive test result comes after Badosa was forced into hard hotel quarantine.

She was among 72 players confined to their Melbourne hotels after passengers on their charter flights – from Abu Dhabi, Doha and Los Angeles – tested positive to coronavirus.   

The players are at a significant disadvantage in preparing for the Open, as other players who were not on those flights are allowed out of their rooms for up to five hours a day to practice. 

Badosa complained about the hard lockdown over the weekend, in a tweet that has since been deleted. 

‘At the beginning the rule was the positive section of the plane who was with that person had to quarantine. Not the whole plane,’ she wrote.

‘Not fair to change the rules at the last moment. And to have to stay in a room with no windows and no air.’

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