Bitter first round in Wimbledon, moved by the doubles partner, now Covid: For professional tennis player Tamara Korpatsch, a week to forget is finally perfect.
The Hamburg native announced on Instagram on Saturday that she had been infected with the corona virus.
"I tested positive.
Unfortunately with symptoms.
I had a very high fever, a sore throat and the worst headache I've ever had.
I will remain in quarantine for the next few days," wrote the 27-year-old.
That's why she had to cancel her start at the tournament in Contrexeville / France (WTA 125) next week.
Several corona cases in Wimbledon
On Tuesday, the number 110 in the world rankings in singles in round one failed in three sets against local hero Heather Watson.
After that, Korpatsch was disappointed by her planned doubles partner, Harmony Tan.
The Frenchwoman, who had beaten Serena Williams at the start, canceled her doubles start at short notice after the coup because of an alleged injury - but she continued to compete in the singles and is now in the round of 16.
At the Grand Slam tournament, the former finalists Matteo Berrettini from Italy and Marin Cilic from Croatia were tested positive for corona, both of which could not play their first round games.
For this reason, the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut had to withdraw before his second round match.
There are no corona restrictions at the classic lawn and, for example, there is no obligation for spectators, players and employees to wear a mask or to carry out self-tests.Keywords: