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Sabalenka says she was vaccinated after contracting COVID-19

September 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts after losing a point to Canada’s Leylah Fernandez (not pictured) on day eleven of the 2021 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 10 (Reuters) – World number two Aryna Sabalenka said she had been vaccinated against COVID-19 after missing last month’s Indian Wells tournament because she contracted the novel coronavirus.

Speaking on the eve of the season-closing WTA final in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Belarusian had previously expressed concerns about the vaccines and said she was concerned about how quickly they had been produced and which might be best for her. read more

“I think I’m clear now because in Miami I gave the vaccine, Johnson & Johnson,” the 23-year-old told reporters on Tuesday.

“Hopefully I’m safe, because I don’t want to be in quarantine anymore. It’s not fun.”

Sabalenka said she was unable to move for four days after testing positive last month.

“I stayed in the room for 10 days. I was training there, but it wasn’t enough,” she said. “I had no taste, I had no smell. It wasn’t really a great time.”

Sabalenka is the top seed in the WTA Finals after world number one Ash Barty decided not to travel to Mexico. She will take on the Spanish Paula Badosa in her first game on Thursday.

The WTA Finals, where the top eight singles and eight doubles teams in the world compete, was moved from Shenzhen to Mexico due to travel restrictions due to COVID-19 in China.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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