Fresh Covid-19 blow for Australian Open as Badosa tests positive

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Spain's Paula Badosa has tested positive for the coronavirus while quarantined in a Melbourne hotel ahead of the Australian Open.

She is the first tennis player on the Grand Slam's roster to test positive as players arrive in Australia for the February 8-21 tournament.

"I have some bad news. I received a positive Covid-19 test. I'm feeling unwell and have symptoms," the world number 67 tweeted.

"I've been taken to a health hotel to self isolate and be monitored."

All participants at the Australian Open were placed in quarantine on arrival in Australia.

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