Coronavirus: 5 players ruled out of French Open qualifying

Tennis- French Open- Roland Garros- Paris France- 23/05/16. Roland Gorros logo. REUTERS  Benoit Tessier

Tennis- French Open- Roland Garros- Paris France- 23/05/16. Roland Gorros logo. REUTERS Benoit Tessier

The qualifying draw begins Monday at Roland Garros with the main draw beginning September 27 through October 11.

"In line with the tournament's health protocol, the player has been withdrawn from the women's singles and has been withdrawn from the singles qualifying draw", said a statement without naming the player but explaining she would quarantine for seven days.

Consistent with a commitment from tennis' stakeholders to provide financial support for lower-ranked players during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FFT has announced a boost in Roland Garros prize money in qualifying and the first round.

Five unnamed players will no longer take part after 900 tests carried out on Thursday resulted in three positive tests.

Five other players suffered the same fate the day before, organisers said.

"He didn't get a chance to do a second test and we're sure he was false positive because my coach has antibodies", Dzumhur added before saying "he will update [everyone about the status] tomorrow".

"Unfortunately I won't be able to play the French Open this year", Osaka said on Twitter. "I wish the organizers and players all the best". While the players were locked inside a hotel and had limited social interactions within themselves, they were allowed to rub shoulders with people in the stadium. After the Australian Open and the US Open, Bianca has chose to skip Roland Garros, not traveling to Europe for the clay swing this year. Pliskova by contrast had an easy straight sts victory over compatriot, Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 6-4.

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