January 22, 2022 6:35 pm

Czech tennis player Renata Voracova is no longer in the isolation hotel in Australia with Novak Djokovic: she took a flight and left

The Czech tennis player Renata Voracova He left Australia this Saturday after his visa was canceled for health reasons, a government source announced. The 38-year-old athlete was in Melbourne at the same detention center that Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is prohibited from entering the country since they do not meet the strict conditions imposed in the framework of the fight against Covid-19. Renata took a flight from Melboune on an Australian Saturday night, after being escorted by police to the airport.

Voracova was in the same case as Djokovic: not vaccinated against covid-19, and was granted an exemption by the Australian Federation so that she could play the first Grand Slam of the year, which begins on January 17, after being infected with the virus at the end of last year. But, as with the number 1 in the world, the authorities rejected his stay in the country considering that the reason for its exemption did not meet the strict conditions of entry into the territory in the framework of the fight against the pandemic.

Renata Voracova, next to a window in the Park hotel immigration detention center in MelbourneJames Ross – AAPIMAGE

In a telephone interview with Czech newspapers DNES and Sport on Friday, Voracova had recounted her experience at that center. “I’m in a room and I can’t go anywhere,” said the stunt specialist. “I can’t half open my window more than a few inches”, continuous. There are guards everywhere including under my window something that is quite funny. Maybe they think I’m going to jump up and run away, ”he had added.

“Voracova left Australia based on her own decision to stop participating in the tournament due to complications with his visa. The decision to leave was not based on deportation grounds. We are currently awaiting the reaction of the Australian authorities to our diplomatic note that was extended this Friday ”, they communicated from the surroundings of the Czech.

Renata Voracova had to leave Australia after having come to play a doubles match in Melbourne
Renata Voracova had to leave Australia after having come to play a doubles match in MelbourneMIGUEL MEDINA – AFP

Unlike Serbian, The Czech came to play a match in the WTA Melbourne Summer Set tournament this week with the Polish Katarzyna Piter, Although a subsequent investigation by the national authorities led to the revocation of the permit to stay in the country and the transfer to the isolation hotel until they left the oceanic territory.

On the other hand, Djokovic, who remains locked in a room since access was prevented when he got off the plane, hopes that this Sunday his judicial situation will be resolved to find out if they will finally let him compete in the Australian Open.


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