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Palermo. A player at the WTA tournament in Palermo has tested positive for the corona virus. The women's professional tour is scheduled to start on Monday with the tournament.
There are more and more question marks behind the resumption of the tennis season. As the WTA announced on Saturday, an unnamed player tested positive for the corona virus at the hard court tournament in Palermo, but had no symptoms. The event in the capital of Sicily, where qualifications are on the weekend, is the first official tournament after the five-month Corona mandatory break, but according to the WTA it should take place as planned. German players are not at the start in Palermo.
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Only in the past few days Wimbledon winner Simona Halep (Romania) had canceled her start in Palermo. She withdrew her participation at the restart not only because of "the recent surge in COVID 19 cases" in her home country, as ranked second on Twitter, but also because of her "concern about international aviation.
The incident in Sicily also casts another shadow over the US Open, which despite the renewed rise in Corona infection numbers in New York continues to expect the Grand Slam tournament to be held as scheduled
However, there are many players who have serious concerns about participation, most recently Ashleigh Barty (Australia), the world's number one player, was the first prominent player to cancel her start due to fear of infection with COVID-19.
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