‘She Had Done Nothing Wrong,’ -WTA Releases Statement on Renata Voracova’s Deportation From Australia.

Published 01/12/2022, 1:57 AM EST


38-year-old Czech tennis player Renata Voracova was furious after her deportation from Australia because of her non-vaccination status, same as Novak Djokovic. She wants Tennis Australia to pay all her compensation for the cancellation of her visa, including all the traveling costs, and the WTA is showing full support for her. 

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Earlier, the Australian Authority detained both Renata Voracova and Novak Djokovic in the same detention center. While the Czech player had already left the country last Saturday, Novak went through the entire court case regarding his visa cancellation. In the end, the verdict went in favor of the Serbian and he is now free to play the Australian Open. 

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WTA shows support for Renata Voracova

In a statement on Wednesday, the Women’s Tennis Association showed their full support for the Czech tennis player. They also supported the vaccination of players during the pandemic. 

The WTA wrote in a statement, “The WTA believes that all players should be vaccinated and is in full support of the immigration policies that have been put in place as the protection of the Australian communities in which we compete is critical.”

However, the WTA is not very pleased with the current scenario regarding Tennis Australia and the Australian authority. In that statement, the WTA supported Renata and said, “she had done nothing wrong.”

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The WTA is now working with Tennis Australia to find a solution for Renata. “We will continue to work with all authorities on addressing this unfortunate situation in an appropriate manner,” the WTA further added. 

Renata wants to forget the horrifying experience

After reaching home, Renata witnessed the whole Djokovic situation and wants full compensation for her troubles. At the same time, she also wants to forget the horrible experience she had in Australia. 

Speaking to the reporters, she said, The air ticket alone cost 60,000 Czech crowns and my coach traveled with me. And then there is all that time, hotels, training for the grand slam, the potential prize money. I hope Tennis Australia will face up to it and that we won’t have to take legal steps.”

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“I’m not thinking about tennis, still waking up from the shock, I haven’t processed it yet. I’m exhausted,” she added. 

It will be interesting to see whether Tennis Australia will pay the compensation to Renata or not and what kind of role the WTA will play regarding that. 

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What are your views regarding the controversies surrounding the Australian Open? 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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