Spain’s Paula Badosa has unloaded on the hard lockdown she endured upon her arrival in Australia, despite her positive test.
Spanish world No.70 Paula Badosa has unleashed on the hard lockdown she had to endure after arriving in Australia, saying she was treated like a “criminal”.
Badosa is the lone Australian Open player to test positive to COVID-19, and initially complained upon her arrival down under prior to the tournament.
The 23-year-old did issue an apology after news of her positive test came to light, but appears to have made a hard backflip since.
“It was a nightmare,” she told Spanish publication El Pais.
“They treated me as if I were a criminal, they transferred me from one hotel to another escorted by police officers.
“They should have raised better conditions to attend to the cases’ knowing some players and support staff would test positive.”
Badosa launches her Australian Open campaign on Tuesday when she faces Russian qualifier Liudmila Samsonova in the first round.