Thursday, December 9, 2021

Australian Open: Leaked email reveals unvaccinated stars would be allowed to play

Victorian Sports and Major Events Minister Martin Pakula has responded after a leaked email to WTA players claimed unvaccinated tennis stars would be allowed to compete at the Australian Open after completing 14 days of hotel quarantine Down Under.

The email from the governing body of women’s tennis says fully vaccinated players won’t have to quarantine or remain in bubbles at all during the grand slam, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne in January.

As revealed in the email, which was posted on social media by tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg, unvaccinated players “must submit to regular testing” whereas fully vaccinated stars “will have complete freedom of movement”.

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