It was supposed to be an honor for French Open champion Iga Swiatek of Poland, but a meeting with her country's president sent the 19-year old into COVID-19 quarantine instead.
Swiatek, who defeated Sofia Kenin earlier this month in the French Open final to become the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title, did not present COVID-19 symptoms, but must quarantine anyway following her Friday meeting with Poland president Andrzej Duda.
On Saturday, Duda announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
"Neither I nor my team members have symptoms of the coronavirus," Swiatek said in a post to Twitter in Polish. "We perform tests regularly. In accordance with the applicable procedures, we are quarantined. We will repeat the tests in three days. We wish you all a lot of health, take care!"
Swiatek is ranked No. 17 in the world, a career best. She has earned $2.9 million in her career, with $2.3 of that coming this year. She received state honors in her meeting with Duda, as did her father Tomasz, who is her trainer.
--Field Level Media