Bianca Andreescu appears to be a little stunned by the new COVID rules at the Australian Open. Australian Open director Craig Tiley revealed this week that players will not be required to undergo mandatory COVID tests before or during the tournament.
However, a player could feel unwell and test positive for COVID, but still compete in the Australian Open. However, Tiley urged everyone involved in the Australian Open to do the right thing and take a COVID test if they feel unwell.
Two years ago Andreescu’s former coach Sylvain Bruno tested positive for COVID upon his arrival in Melbourne. As a result, he and Andreescu spent two weeks in a difficult quarantine. “The last time I was in Melbourne, I was quarantined in my room for two weeks.
The last time I was in Melbourne I was quarantined in my room for two weeks. Damn it https://t.co/t6TSVfP5Wk -Bianca (@Bandreescu_) January 10, 2023
Andreescu returns to the Australian Open
In 2021, Andreescu did not have good preparations for the Australian Open as she spent two weeks in quarantine after landing in Melbourne.
After coming out of quarantine, Andreescu was able to win her first round match but was then defeated in the second round. Last year, Andreescu sat out the Australian Open when she stepped away from tennis to focus on improving her mental health and wellness.
Now Andreescu will return to the Australian Open and appear in his third main draw at Melbourne Park. This time around, Andreescu will definitely not be spending two weeks in a difficult quarantine in Melbourne. “We’ve made that clear to our players, as well as to our 12,000-plus staff.
We ask, if anyone is unwell, to stay home. It’s a natural environment for us, like cricket, there are likely players that are facing COVID, we just wanted to keep track of what’s going on in the community right now.
We have made it clear to our players, as well as our staff, that if anyone is feeling unwell, stay home. “It’s a natural environment for us, and it’s no different from cricket,” Tiley said.