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Tennis-American Keys tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Australian Open

14 Jan 2021 / 22:37 H.

    Jan 14 (Reuters) - American Madison Keys said on Thursday she tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss next month's Australian Open in Melbourne.

    The world number 16 said she returned a positive result before she was due to travel to Australia and is now self-isolating at her home.

    The first Grand Slam of the year is scheduled to be played from Feb. 8-21.

    "I'm very disappointed to not be able to play in the coming weeks after training hard in the off-season and knowing Tennis Australia and the tours did so much to make these events happen," the 25-year-old tweeted https://twitter.com/Madison_Keys/status/1349717917064163335.

    Earlier, Britain's former world number one Andy Murray tested positive for the virus, putting his Australian Open participation in doubt. (Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)

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