Garbine Muguruza is receiving on-court advice in real time by iPhone in Doha with coach Conchita Martinez confined after a positive COVID-19 test.,

Spain’s two-time Grand Slam winner posted a Twitter vid of her phone mounted on a tripod and pointed at her position on the baseline during a training session.

With the player wearing an earbud, communication with  her mentor worked a treat.

Former Wimbledon champion Martinez said she has been confined to a hospital room in the Gulf after feeling ill prior to th4 WTA event starting on Monday. She hopes to be out and about imminently.

“I am hopeful that I will soon be able to continue this tour of the Middle East,” the 48-year-old said in Twitter post.

“At the moment I will be developing my functions via video conference and permanently connected to direct Garbine.”

Muguruza is coming off an Australian Open fourth-round match against eventual champion Naomi Osaka in Melbourne. She is due to start in Qatar against Russian Veronika Kudermetova.


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