Cornet's bombshell claim about COVID-19 cases at Roland Garros: "In the locker room, everyone got it and we said nothing"
After Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic tested positive for COVID-19 during Wimbledon, questions have been asked about other tournaments and their protocols regarding COVID-19.
According to Alize Cornet though at her home Grand Slam in the French Open, the players had a pact to keep symptoms quiet and that they weren't going to self-test due to the consequences.
“At Roland Garros, there was a Covid-19 epidemic, no one talked about it. In the locker room, everyone got it and we said nothing…," she said to L'Equipe.
“When we saw that [Barbora] Krejcikova withdrew, saying she had Covid, and that the whole locker room is sick. At some point… we all might have had the flu. The thing is, we had the three symptoms, [like an] itchy throat, we played and everything was fine.
“At Roland Garros, yes, I think there [were] a few cases and it was a tacit agreement between us [that we were] not going to self-test to get into trouble! Afterwards, I saw girls wearing masks, maybe because they knew [they might have it] and didn’t want to pass on.”