During a press conference which took place this Tuesday, June 28, Alizé Cornet made some unexpected revelations about Roland-Garros. According to him, several participants were infected with Covid-19 during the competition. An epidemic deliberately ignored.
From May 22 to June 5, one of the most anticipated sporting competitions of the year took place: Roland-Garros. The latter, which brings together the most talented tennis professionals in the world, was upset by the package of Barbora Krejcikova who tested positive for Covid-19. “Last night I started to feel bad and this morningI woke up with a fever. I decided to do the Covid test and it came back positive. I am extremely disappointed not to be able to defend my title in doubles“, said the world number 2 on Instagram.
And definitely, the current health crisis continues to upset the world of sport. While the Wimbledon tournament began on June 27, the competition is already visible shaken by the withdrawal of two renowned players: Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini. The latter were indeed forced to leave the London Grand Slam due to a positive test for Covid-19. A contamination that does not surprise Alizé Cornet. During a press conference, the tennis player assured that the virus has already circulated in the Roland-Garros locker room. A confidence to say the least unexpected.
“In the locker room, everyone got it and we didn’t say anything”
“The Covid, now, it has returned to the mores. There are vaccines. There have always been injuries and illnesses“, declared Alizé Cornet, according to information from BFM TVbefore adding: “At Roland-Garros, there was an epidemic of Covid-19 and no one talked about it. In the locker room, everyone had it and we said nothing”. According to him, most of the participants in the French competition did not not test to avoid “to get into shit” and having to leave the tournament. “I’ve seen girls wear masks because they didn’t want to put it on… But I won’t say more“, assured Peng Shuai’s friend. Revelations that are sure to alert the organizers.