Conchita Martinez announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 in Doha, where she is with Garbine Muguruza. On Twitter she said she had mild symptoms. She wrote:
“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that unfortunately I tested positive for coronavirus. The test I took on Wednesday in Spain was negative, but once I arrived in Doha I tested positive.
Yesterday I was transferred from the official tournament hotel to one with special medical equipment, where I am being quarantined while my health is being monitored, I feel pretty good, I have only mild symptoms and in a few days I will repeat the test.
My hope is that we can continue our tour of the Middle East. For the time being, I will continue to work by teleconference, staying in constant contact with Garbine to direct the training. I thank the new technologies for making the situation more bearable and all of you for the support! A hug.”
Martinez won Wimbledon in 1994. The Spanish is Muguruza’s new coach since 2020 after they had together won the 2017 London Slam.
I wanted to inform you that I have unfortunately tested positive for coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/PHJgSFtG9U
— Conchita Martínez (@conchitamartinz) February 27, 2021
Conchita won 33 titles in women’s singles and 13 in women’s doubles, reaching the world top-10 in both specialties, reaching the second world position in singles and seventh in doubles.
In the Slams she played three finals in the singles, the first one won at Wimbledon 1994 while she was defeated by the next two, at the 1998 Australian Open against Martina Hingis and at the 2000 French Open with Mary Pierce. You also played two Grand Slam finals in the women’s doubles, at the 1992 and 2001 French Open, but failed to win the title.
You have won three Olympic medals in women’s doubles, two silver and one bronze. She also represented her country in the Fed Cup by playing a total of ninety-one matches with the Spanish Fed Cup team with sixty-eight wins and managing to take the title five times.
She tested positive in Doha, where she is with Garbine Muguruza