Danielle Collins has been dismissed from the World Team Tennis event in West Virginia for breaking coronavirus protocols.
One of only a few live sports events allowing fans in North America to attend amid the coronavirus pandemic, the entire three-week regular season of the WTT is being held at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.
Organisers did not provide details about the travel undertaken by the 26-year-old Collins, who made the semi-finals of the 2019 Australian Open.
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“We have dismissed Danielle Collins for the remainder of the 2020 World Team Tennis season after breaking our COVID-19 protocols and leaving The Greenbrier Resort and the state of West Virginia,” WTT chief executive Carlos Silva said in a statement.
“The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff which are of utmost importance to WTT.”
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Multiple Grand Slam winners Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters, who is making a comeback to professional tennis, are among the top draws in the innovative mixed-gender league.
Safety measures taken by WTT to curb the potential spread of the virus include COVID-19 testing for participants and regular temperature checks, with organisers letting a maximum of 500 fans inside the 2,500 capacity stadium.
In other news, Venus Williams will join her sister Serena at the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky next month.
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