fbpx
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
No menu items!

World number two Aryna Sabalenka to miss Indian Wells after positive Covid test

World number two Aryna Sabalenka will not play at the Indian Wells tournament after testing positive for COVID-19, the 23-year-old said.

Sabalenka, who lost to Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez in the U.S. Open semifinal last month, was the top seed in the women’s draw at the Indian Wells after world number one Ash Barty pulled out from the WTA 1000 event near Los Angeles.

“Unfortunately I’ve tested positive at Indian Wells and won’t be able to compete,” Belarusian Sabalenka wrote on her Instagram story on Saturday.

“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 looking ok but really sad to not be able to play this year.”

Sabalenka’s absence is another blow to the Oct. 4-17 event, with men’s world number one Novak Djokovic, 2018 champion Naomi Osaka and 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams also not competing.

Sabalenka has already qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals, contested by the world’s top eight singles players and eight doubles teams, which will be held next month in Guadalajara, Mexico.

(Production: David Grip)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Colin Powell ‘broke barriers’ and ‘was inspiring’ to many – VP Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris lauded former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who passed away on Monday...

The NHL suspended Evander Kane 21 games for violating COVID protocol

The National Hockey League (NHL) on Monday (October 18) suspended the San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane for 21 regular-season games without pay...

U.S. energy transition to create Mexico auto jobs, climate envoy Kerry says

Mexico's manufacturing sector stands to benefit from a U.S. transition away from fossil fuels including the creation of jobs for building electric...

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Lockwood Drive

HOUSTON – A person was killed in a crash on East Freeway feeder road near Lockwood Drive Sunday night.

Two teenagers shot in north Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY – Investigation is underway after two teenagers were shot and injured at a car meet up in north Harris County...

More Articles Like This