Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic says she has tested negative for the coronavirus on Tuesday and will undergo another test on Friday
Donna Vekic says she has tested negative
The 23 year old Donna Vekic played an exhibition match during the Adria Tour and was in direct contact with the Bulgarian Grigor Dimirtov, the first player from the Adria Tour who announced he tested positive for the virus.
After Dimitrov announced he was positive, several other players and support staff, including World No. 1 Novak Djokovic , Croatian Borna Coric, Serbian Viktor Troicki, Marko Paniki (Djokovic's fitness coach), and Christian Groh (Dimitrov's coach) were also infected.
The wives of Djokovic and Troicki also tested positive for the virus.
Hi everyone! Just wanted to inform you that I have tested negative for Covid-19 and I will do another test on Friday. According to input from medical experts, I am self-isolating.
Wishing everyone who tested positive a speedy recovery. 🙏🏻 — Donna Vekic (@DonnaVekic) June 23, 2020
The Adria Tour, which took place in Zadar last weekend, saw the final being cancelled after Dimitrov's positive test.
Djokovic, who was scheduled to play the final, has said that he was sorry that the event caused harm and acknowledged that it was too soon to hold the event. "I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm. Everything the organizers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions.
We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons. We were wrong and it was too soon. I can't express enough how sorry I am for this and every case of infection.
If you attended the Adria Tour or were around any attendees please get tested and practice social distancing. For those in Belgrade and Zadar, we will be sharing health resources in the immediate future. The rest of the tournament has been canceled and we will remain focused on all those who have been affected.
I pray for everyone's full recovery." Donna Vekic has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour: the 2014 Malaysian Open and the 2017 Nottingham Open. She has also won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Women's Circuit.
Her best performance in a Grand Slam singles event was reaching the quarterfinals at the 2019 US Open. She has also reached the fourth round of the French Open and Wimbledon slams. In November 2019, she reached No. 19 in the WTA rankings.
She is currently ranked No. 24 in the world. She is also part of the WTA Player Council.