World No. 124 Dalma Galfi announced she tested positive for COVID-19 upon her arrival to Melbourne. Galfi, 23, arrived to Melbourne for the Australian Open qualifying. Galfi tried to make the Australian Open main draw in 2017 and 2021 but failed both times as she couldn't make it past the qualifying event.
"Hi everyone. Just wanted to update you that upon my arrival to Melbourne, I tested positive for COVID. I'm in isolation, and following all protocols," Galfi announced. "Also I'm letting everyone know, who i've been in contact with the past few days.
"I'm experiencing minor symptoms right now, so I'm looking forward to be back on court as soon as it's safe to do so. "Thank you in advance for your support."
Galfi joins Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in isolation
Earlier on Thursday, Russian tennis star Pavlyuchenkova announced she tested positive in Australia.
"Hi everyone. Unfortunately, I have some bad news. I arrived in Australia on Tuesday and tested positive for COVID-19," Pavlyuchenkova announced. "I was fully vaccinated and was preparing for the start of the season in Dubai.
But we live in a very difficult and unpredictable time. Right now I'm in complete isolation, in a special hotel and following all the protocols under the supervision of doctors. "Now it's important to take care of yourself and the health of others.
I'll be back on court when it's safe for everyone. Take care of yourself." On the men's side, Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov tested positive upon his arrival to Australia. "Hi everyone, just wanted to update you that upon my arrival to Sydney, I tested positive for COVID.
I'm following all protocols, including isolation and letting the people who I've been in contact with know. Right know I'm experience minor symptoms and look forward to getting back on the court, when it is safe to do so. Thank you in advance for your support and wish you all a safe and hally holiday," Shapovalov announced.