Bencic, Jabeur both get COVID ahead of Australian tournaments


As we’re counting down the days until the 2022 tennis season starts, Belinda Bencic and Ons Jabeur are both isolating themselves and treating COVID-19, even though they have both been vaccinated.

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In a statement posted on Twitter, the world No.23 Bencic reveals that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing quite severe symptoms, including fever, aches and chills. The illness will not prevent the Swiss from making it to Australia. She will travel Down Under as soon as she gets well and completes the isolation period.

The world No.10 Jabeur is also experiencing severe symptoms and is currently isolating in Tunisia. She hasn’t mentioned her plans for Australia, but will let us know when she fully recovers.

Both Bencic and Jabeur played the December 16-18 Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, so it looks like they contracted the virus there.



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