WTA raises concerns that Voracova’s visa will be canceled after Novak Djokovic’s chaos

The WTA expresses concerns that Renata Voracova’s visa will be canceled after the chaos surrounding Novak Djokovic …

  • Renata Voracova received a medical exemption to play at the Australian Open
  • Like Novak Djokovic, she should not be vaccinated against Covid-19
  • She has been asked to leave Australia amid the number 1 saga in the man’s world











The Women’s Tennis Association has raised concerns about Renata Voracova’s departure from Australia after her visa was canceled, saying the Czech player obeyed the rules and did nothing wrong.

Like Novak Djokovic, Voracova received a medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open despite not having been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The 38-year-old doubles specialist had already played a tournament in Melbourne before she was arrested by Border Force officials and ordered to leave the country after Djokovic’s visa was canceled.

The Women’s Tennis Association has raised concerns about Renata Voracova’s departure from Australia after his visa was canceled

Like Novak Djokovic, Voracova received a medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open

Like Novak Djokovic, Voracova received a medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open

“The complications that have arisen in the past few days as athletes followed the sanctioned and approved procedure for obtaining a medical exemption to enter the country are unfortunate,” the WTA said in a statement.

“Renata Voracova followed these rules and procedures, was cleared for entry upon arrival, attended an event, and then suddenly got her visa canceled when she had done nothing wrong.

“We will continue to work with the authorities to adequately address this unfortunate situation.”

Voracova told RTL Today in Luxembourg that she hoped Tennis Australia would reimburse her for the cost of her trip to Melbourne and the potentially missed prize money.

But Voracova - who is not vaccinated against Covid-19 - was then told to leave the country

But Voracova – who is not vaccinated against Covid-19 – was then told to leave the country

But the WTA says the Czech player didn't do anything wrong (Pictured: WTA CEO Steve Simon)

But the WTA says the Czech player didn’t do anything wrong (Pictured: WTA CEO Steve Simon)

“I hope Tennis Australia will face that and we don’t need to take legal action,” she said.

The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA), the body of breakaway players founded by Novak Djokovic in 2020, said it was conducting due diligence on the Voracova case.

“The PTPA believes that legal security should be a top principle in any democratic society,” it said in a statement. “We will continue to support the players in a way that is acceptable to them and we will stand up for them.

“We are grateful that Ms. Voracova is safe and look forward to her time back on the field.”

Djokovic, whose visa was restored at a federal court hearing on Monday, was due to resume practicing in Melbourne Park on Wednesday as he awaits a ruling on his status from Immigration Secretary Alex Hawke.

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