Spain’s Paula Badosa has tested positive to COVID-19 while quarantined in a Melbourne hotel ahead of the Australian Open.
She is the first female player on the tournament’s roster to have a confirmed positive test.
The Australian Open has been pushed back by three weeks to February 8-21 due to the pandemic.
“I have some bad news. Today I received a positive COVID-19 test result. I’m feeling unwell and have some symptoms,” the world No. 67 tweeted. “But I’ll try to recover as soon as possible listening to the doctors.
“I’ve been taken to a health hotel to self isolate and be monitored.
“Thanks for your support. We’ll be back stronger.”
After multiple infections were detected on charter flights bringing players to Australia, dozens of tennis stars were forced to quarantine on arrival.
Many of them were furious and complained about the conditions.
Badosa was one of those competitors to hit out on the weekend.
“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 in a tweet that was later deleted.
“Not fair to change the rules at the last moment. And to have to stay in a room with no windows and no air.”
Badosa brings the number of positive cases linked to the tennis tournament to 11.
This article originally appeared on Over60.