Former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza will now compete at the Qatar Total Open 2021 following her fourth-round loss at the Australian Open. A day is remaining to kick off a WTA 500 event in Doha, two time Grand Slam champion’s coach Conchita Martinez announced that she, unfortunately, tested positive for coronavirus.
The 48-years-old from Spain guided her countrywoman Muguruza to win the 2017 Wimbledon when she served as a part-time coach. From 2020 onwards, Martinez has been working with the 2016 French Open title winner on a full-time basis.
Garbine Muguruza, one of the regular contestants in the Middle East swing, is training ahead of the Qatar Total Open 2021, but her coach could not present on the court due to COVID-19 concern.
“I wanted to inform you that I have, unfortunately, tested positive for coronavirus. I travelled with a negative PCR on Wednesday from Spain, but I have been positive in the test I have done in Doha,” the 1994 Wimbledon champion wrote on Twitter.
Coach continued, “Yesterday, I was transferred from the official hotel of the tournament to another medicalised, where I am in quarantine and observation. I feel ok, with mild symptoms, and they will repeat the test in a couple of days.”
“I Will Be Developing My Functions Via Video Conference”, says Conchita Martinez
Former coach of the Czech Karolina Pliskova hopes that she will recover soon and resume her Middle East tour. Coach also expressed his gratitude for the new technologies, helping her guide student none other than Garbine Muguruza.
“I am hopeful that I will soon be able to continue this tour of the Middle East. At the moment, I will be developing my functions via video conference and permanently connected to direct Garbine. Thanks to the new technologies for making this situation more bearable and to you for your support!” Conchita Martinez added.