It was a possibility. A player tested positive for the COVID-19 before the start of the Palermo WTA tournament, the first on the women’s circuit after more than five months was suspended by the pandemic, as confirmed by the organization.
The identity of the player, who had no symptoms and who will logically not be part of the tournament, was not revealed.
“The effectiveness of the protocols and controls have allowed us to detect a positive case among the players who came to Palermo,” announced Antonio Cascio, consultant for the tournament on the pandemic issue.
“The said player, while waiting for the test results, was at all times in her hotel room,” they said from a tournament that will take place as scheduled.