All players test negative for COVID-19 ahead of Australian Open

All players of the Australian Open have tested negative for the coronavirus after a hotel worker returned a positive result.

Seven-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams (Photo: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes)

The tournament’s organisers today said the Australian Open will go ahead as planned with games set to begin on Monday.

The players will know who they face in the first round today.

Previously, they had all been quarantined on arrival in Australia, and allowed to play several warm-up tournaments in the lead-up to the first Grand Slam of the year.

The state of Victoria, where the tournament is being held, had gone 28 days without a case of local transmission before the hotel worker tested positive and sent over 500 players and staff into quarantine earlier this week.