More than 400 coronavirus tests have been carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative

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July 31, 2020, 8:24 PM

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PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative.

The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the first official event — for men or women — since early March.

“We carried out 190 nasal swab tests,” Dr.

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