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Positive Covid-19 test means Aryna Sabalenka misses California event

Positive Covid-19 test means Aryna Sabalenka misses California event
Sabalenka would have been the top seed for the tournament, which begins on Wednesday.

World number two 艾莉娜·萨巴伦卡 has been ruled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Belarusian would have been the top seed in the absence of 阿什莉·巴蒂 who decided to head back to Australia having not been home since March.

In an Instagram post, Sabalenka wrote: “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive at Indian Wells and won’t be able to compete. I’ve started my isolation and I’ll be staying here until I’m cleared by the doctors and health officials. So far I’m feeling OK but really sad to not be able to play this year.”

The 23-year-old is one of a number of tennis players to have publicly expressed hesitancy about receiving the vaccine, saying earlier this year that she did not trust it.

The women’s draw will also be missing 大阪直美 who is taking another break from the sport.

Indian Wells is one of the most prestigious stops on the WTAATP Tour and the tournament is being held in the autumn for the first time after its postponement in March.

US Open champion 艾玛·拉杜卡努 will make her first appearance since her brilliant title run in 纽约 last month and was pictured training at the venue on Saturday.