Yaroslava Shvedova the first WTA player in coronavirus quarantine


Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova is the first WTA player spending time in a quarantine, as one person from her March 12th flight from Moscow to Nur-Sultan has been diagnosed with coronavirus, leading to 53 people from the flight undergoing mandatory isolation in the Kazakh capital previously named Astana.

The 32-year-old Shvedova, who returned to the tour just a month ago after giving birth to twins Mirka and Stan in October 2018, was flying back home from the canceled BNP Paribas Open tournament.

Shvedova boarding her flight in Los Angeles five days ago

The infected person on Shvedova’s flight was a woman who started the journey in Milan and she’s the first case of coronavirus infection registered in Nur-Sultan.

After undergoing the necessary tests, Shvedova informed her social media following that she’s tested negative for coronavirus, nevertheless, she’ll be spending a total of two weeks in the hospital, because she was flying very close to the infected individual, while 2/3 of the passengers have been sent to home quarantine.

Shvedova will have to wait nine more days to see her family again, but she’s staying positive and keeping us updated on Instagram.


  1. Sending my thoughts to Yaroslava and her family, I hope she/they will be ok!

    Also thinking of everyone else (people in general)! Stay safe and stay strong everyone…Take care of yourself and each other!


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