Belgian tennis player Allison van Utvanke said on Sunday that she had tested positive for the Covid-19 after playing in the Australian Open. “My exit test in Melbourne came back positive for going back to Belgium,” she said on social media. “I am isolating and complying with all requirements.”
Van Yutwank shared a three-set defeat with Dan Clara Toussaint in the opening round of the women’s doubles on Thursday at Court 14 in Melbourne Park.
Taus played Daniel Collins in the singles on Saturday. Collins is scheduled to play a fourth-round match against Alice Mertons on Monday.
Tennis Australia has not yet answered questions about Collins’ health protocol.
Wan Yutwank was knocked out by China’s Wang Qiang in the second round of singles on Wednesday.
“I have very mild symptoms and I’m looking forward to getting stronger,” said the Belgian.
It was the player’s third confirmed positive case in a positive test for the virus at the Grand Slam earlier this year.
Australian Bernard Tomic tested positive after losing in the qualifying stage, and France’s Yugo Humbert said after his first-round defeat that he also tested positive.
Organizers have described their COVID-19 protocol as “really successful” despite some top players reporting a lack of testing at the Melbourne Park event.