Tennis player Louisa Stephanie was released for her first training in Australia on Monday (18). Since the weekend at the hotel in Melbourne, completing a 14-day quarantine, you can go out for training in the courts defined by the Australian Open, located in Albert Park, where you are staying. No.1 in Brazil, Stephanie reached the 30th position in the world doubles rankings with 2021 season opening points from the Abu Dhabi WTA Finals in the United Arab Emirates. She became the first Brazilian in the Top 30 since December 1976, when Maria Esther Bueno took 29th place.
Louisa will remain in the training scheme until the end of this month, along with American partner Hayley Carter, and should be free from quarantine around the 29th or 30th, then the Melbourne WTA 500 dispute, starting on the 31st. , And the Australian Open, the Grand Slam starting on 8 February. In quarantine, tennis players can leave the court, gym and hotel room five hours a day for training. Paulistana was not on flights to be infected with Kovid-19. Thus, he will not have to complete the total separation that currently reaches 72 tennis players.
“That first day was great. It was incredible to get out of the room, get on the train and spend a few hours exercising outside. I was already mentally preparing to be in the room for 14 days if I got to that point. I was going to try and make the most of it. Practices that were within my reach. But being able to train outside is another energy. Today we make the most of it. The atmosphere inside the room changes a lot ”, Stephanie said.
And Louisa praised the plan established by the Australian Open organization. “He did a very good job, both at the entrance and exit of the hotel, from the room. In the elevator you can only be with your group, in this case, my partner and technician. We have security with us in court. Gel alcohol for all parties, cleaning before and after. A gym is designated for each court, with our own space, materials, weight, everything for us to train. Then sterilize. We have now There is also an hour to eat in space outside your own, ”he explained.