Madison Keys is not going to be taking part in the 2021 Australian Open after having examined optimistic for Covid-19. The American no. 2 shared the well being replace on her social media channels on Thursday night. “Hello everybody, I wished to let you understand that I, sadly, examined optimistic for Covid-19 earlier than I used to be presupposed to fly to Australia,” started Keys in her replace.
Keys additionally added that she wasn’t hoping to attend to search out out if she may journey late to Australia and get an opportunity to play the primary Main of the 12 months. “I’m very dissatisfied to not to have the ability to play within the coming weeks after coaching exhausting within the low season and understanding Tennis Australia and the excursions did a lot to make these occasions occur,” she stated.
Lastly, concluding her publish, Keys added, “I’m self-isolating at residence and can proceed to comply with all the required well being precautions. I sit up for being on tour subsequent month. Thanks all in your assist. Keep wholesome and secure”.
Madison Keys, Andy Murray: Large names take successful
Keys wasn’t the one Australian Open entrant to have examined optimistic for the novel virus proper earlier than the scheduled departure to Australia. Earlier, on the identical day, information broke that five-time Australian Open finalist and former world no.
1, Andy Murray, too, had examined optimistic for Coronavirus. Nonetheless, not like Keys, Murray remains to be hoping that he would be capable to journey to Australia and play the match. Beforehand, merely hours earlier than Keys and Murray’s information, the previous’s compatriot Tennys Sandgren triggered a furore when he posted a thread stating that he was travelling to play the Australian Open regardless of having examined Covid-19 optimistic.
The match officers issued a immediate clarification stating that Sandgren was allowed to journey to Australia after consultations with medical authorities concerning his optimistic check outcomes. One other of Keys and Sandgren’s countryman, John Isner has already dominated himself out of the Australian Open citing private causes.
Madison Keys is a former semi-finalist at Melbourne Park. Her finest consequence on the match got here in 2015. That 12 months, she misplaced to the eventual champion and fellow American Serena Williams. In 2020, Keys misplaced to Greece’s Maria Sakkari within the third spherical.
That is the second time in 5 years that the world no. 16 will probably be lacking in motion Down Underneath. She had not performed the 2017 version of the occasion.