Aryna Sabalenka said she couldn’t move for days after contracting COVID-19 | Tennis news

Belarusian world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka said she couldn’t move for four days after testing positive last month; She is preparing for the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she will face the Spanish Paula Badosa in her first match

Last update: 11/10/21 8:14 am


Aryna Sabalenka took the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after contracting COVID-19

Aryna Sabalenka says she has now been vaccinated against COVID-19 after being forced to miss last month’s Indian Wells tournament after contracting the virus.

The world No. 2 had previously raised concerns about vaccines, saying she was concerned about how quickly they had been produced and which one might be the best for her.

The Belarusian, who spoke to the media on the eve of the season-ending WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, said the quarantine “was not very fun.”

“I think it is clear to me at this point because in Miami I made the vaccine, Johnson & Johnson,” the 23-year-old told reporters.

“Hopefully I’m safe because I don’t want to be quarantined anymore. It’s not much fun.

“I stayed in the room for 10 days. I was doing some exercise in there, but it wasn’t enough. It had no taste, it had no smell. It wasn’t really an amazing moment.”

Sabalenka is seeded in the WTA Finals after world number one Ashleigh Barty chose not to travel to Mexico. She will face Spain’s Paula Badosa in her first match on Thursday.

The WTA Finals, contested by the top eight singles players and eight doubles teams in the world, moved to Mexico from Shenzhen due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in China.

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