January 18th, local time, the organizers of the Australian Open confirmed that a positive case of COVID-19 had occurred on the third charter flight, resulting in 58 people on the same plane, including 25 athletes, being quarantined for 14 days.
The charter flight took off from Doha, Qatar, and arrived in Melbourne, the host country of the Australian Open, on January 16.
This is the third confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Australian net charter plane.
At present, more than 170 people, including 70 competitors, have been quarantined.
During the quarantine, athletes were unable to leave the room, making normal pre-match training impossible.
In order to compete in the best form, the athletes have to “prepare for the competition” in the room.
Tennis player Ons Jabeur from Tunisia recorded her isolation training on her mobile phone.
She relied on the mattress to practice hitting the ball repeatedly to keep her feel.
Even run 5km in the room with my own team.
Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka also shared her “embarrassment moment”, perhaps when she practiced with a mattress too hard, the mattress skin was pierced, and tennis balls drilled into the mattress for a moment of awkward and funny.
The Australian Open will officially start on February 8.