Cologne (dpa) – German women’s tennis boss Barbara Rittner thinks the Australian Open, to be held in early 2021, is feasible despite the tense corona situation.
“Everything” revolves around the first Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne in the planning for the new season, Rittner said in an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. There should be “this super bubble: all athletes and their teams should be there two weeks in advance, then they’ll be divided into three different resorts, practically quarantined, everyone will be tested on arrival, and then every three days,” explained the Head of the Ladies of the German Tennis Association and stressed: “I imagine it will work well.”
The Australian Open is scheduled for January 18 to 31, 2021. Two-time French Open doubles winners Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz had recently indicated that they would accept the two-week quarantine. “If that’s the only way to play there, then we have to do it that way,” Mies told “Bild”.