Madison Keys latest player to miss Australian Open charter flight after testing positive for coronavirus

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Madison Keys wipes her face

World No 16 Madison Keys is the latest player who looks set to miss the Australian Open after returning a positive coronavirus result ahead of departing to Melbourne.

The American was due to fly out on a charter flight, but she revealed via social media that she did not board the flight after the result was confirmed on Thursday.

Keys is the second player after former world No 1 Andy Murray to test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their departure Down Under.

“I just wanted to let you know that I, unfortunately, tested positive for Covid-19 before I was suppose to fly to Australia,” 2017 US Open finalist Keys wrote.

“I’m very disappointed to not be able to play in the coming weeks after training hard in the off-season and knowing Tennis Australia and the tours did so much to make these events happen.

“I am self isolating at home and will continue to follow all the necessary health precautions. I look forward to be back on tour next month.”

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