It was Ferro’s second WTA title and the 23-year-old sealed it on her second championship point when Kontaveit hit a return long.
Local organisers and the WTA Tour have been vigilant about abiding by strict health protocols in order to hold this week’s Palermo Ladies Open, the first tour-level tennis tournament for men or women in five months.
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Juvan was spoken to by the umpire after throwing items including her visor and wristbands to the crowd.
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A limited number of fans were allowed into the 1,500-seat stadium court and had to follow social distancing measures.
Palermo Open organisers, who would not name the player, said she was admitted to a national health facility designated for asymptomatic patients with COVID-19.
Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Ladies Open due to quarantine order from Italy's health ministry
Second-ranked Simona Halep withdrew from the Palermo Ladies Open Sunday following a quarantine ordinance issued by Italy’s health ministry.
Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Friday people who have been in Romania and Bulgaria in the past 14 days will be quarantined upon arrival in Italy, a move aimed at preventing the importation of COVID-19 cases.