American super tennis player Serena Williams has approved Australia’s “super-strict” COVID-19 protocol as she completes a two-week quarantine in Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open.
Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, just behind the all-time record set by the Margaret Court in Australia.
The 39-year-old won her latest trophy at the 2017 Australian Open and has since lost four Grand Slam finals.
Dozens of players have been stranded in their hotel rooms for quarantine after several passengers on flights to Australia tested positive for COVID-19.
Some of the biggest names in the sport of tennis have expressed their displeasure over the mandatory hotel quarantine after being touched in Australia earlier this month.
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“super intense” bio security rules, admitting the 14-day quarantine was challenging with a three-year-old daughter.
“It’s super, super strict, but it’s really good,” Williams said.
“So, Australia right now has, the last I heard, zero cases of COVID-19. So that is unbelievable, right, the whole country? That is really amazing.
“So when we come here in Australia, everyone has to quarantine in a room for 14 days. It’s insane and super intense but it’s super good because after that you can have a new normal like we were used to this time last year in the United States.”
“They’re doing it right. It’s definitely hard with a three-year-old to be in the hotel all day, but it’s worth it because you want everyone to be safe at the end of the day.
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