Tennis players get creative in quarantine

Tennis players prepare for the Australian Open in quarantine

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur made use of her hotel room mattress

Courtesy: Karim Kamoun

Iga Swiatek turned her hotel room

into a private gym

(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) NEW ZEALAND DOUBLES PLAYER QUARANTINING AHEAD OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN, ARTEM SITAK, SAYING:

"My plan is just to do a big workout for three hours in a row every day which would a little bit mimic how the long match in the Australian Open would be about three hours for a doubles guy. It's not the same of course I understand that, but at least it's something."

Around 1,200 players and coaching staff arriving in Australia

have entered a mandatory two-week quarantine period

ahead of the February 8-21th tournament

Video Transcript

- And then, go.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Try again.

[LAUGHTER]

ARTEM SITAK: My plan is just to do a big workout-- three hours in a row, every day, which would a little bit mimic how the long match in Australian Open would be- about three hours for a doubles guy. It's not the same of course, I understand that, but at least it's something.

- On the camera.