World No.112 Anna Kalinskaya has revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago, but is now fully healed with two negative test results. As far as we know, the Russian based in Miami is the first WTA player to have been infected with coronavirus.
In an Instagram post, Kalinskaya talks about her symptoms: headache, no sense of smell, and fatigue. The 21-year-old, who used to date Nick Kyrgios, says that her illness was extremely manageable and after 14 days of self quarantining she is back to practice.
While women’s tennis players seem to have protected themselves extremely well during this COVID-19 pandemic, the situation is not as good on the men’s side, as many ATP players have tested positive, including Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Viktor Troicki, Frances Tiafoe, and Thiago Seyboth-Wild.