Anett Kontaveit opens up on her battle with after effects of virus



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Anett Kontaveit opens up on her battle with after effects of virus

World No. 3 Anett Kontaveit says she has started to feel better in recent days but adds she is still not where she wants to be physically. Two months ago, Kontaveit tested positive for COVID-19. Kontaveit is still dealing with the after effects of COVID-19 but she has started to feel better in recent days and she is hoping to soon return to her top shape.

On Wednesday, second-seeded Kontaveit crashed out of Wimbledon after Jule Niemeier handed her a 6-4 6-0 loss. After the loss, Kontaveit opened up about her battle with the after effects of COVID-19. "Well, I had it two months ago, I think, or something like that.

Then I tried to come back very quickly. I started training. It was low intensity, but I was still training every day. I think that was what I did wrong. Just thinking back at it, I probably should have given myself more time to recover," Kontaveit said, per The Tennis Podcast.

"Then I tried to play Rome. I mean, it was very difficult physically. I remember it was very, very tough. Also, at the French Open, I really struggled. I had like really big energy dips, and I was tired all the time. It was tough to wake up.

I slept a lot all the time."

Kontaveit: I started feeling better 10 days before Wimbledon

"Then after the French Open, I tried to start training more, and it just got worse.

I started feeling more and more tired. Then I decided to take a complete break for a couple of weeks, I think, and I felt like my energy was starting to come back. And, yeah, I started easier, started just with the gym, and then it was only, I don't know, 10 days until Wimbledon.

I was thinking I wasn't going to come if I didn't think I could play a match or finish a match. I actually started feeling better in practice. I added tennis. Already felt pretty good. But still I had a week to play tennis before a Grand Slam, so of course I'm not in the physical shape that I would like to be in," Kontaveit added. Also, Kontaveit said doctors told her it is too early to diagnose her with long COVID-19.