WTA Tour has told its players that Unvaccinated athletes will be able to take part in next year`s Australian Open after undergoing 14 days of quarantine. Last week freelance tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg, contradicts that, Australia`s immigration minister statement. He stated that the players would need to be double vaccinated to get a visa to compete at the Grand Slam.
A significant proportion of players on the women`s WTA and men's ATP tours are still unvaccinated. But men`s world number one Novak Djokovic has declined to disclose his vaccination status.
In the email, the WTA said it wanted to "clear up false and misleading information" about the circumstances players would face at the Australian Open. The WTA said the information came from the organisers of Tennis Australia. They had requested players keep it confidential for "a few days". Because they were still discussing the details with the government.
Tennis Australia declined to comment on arrangements for unvaccinated players, including quarantine. They claimed, "We are optimistic that we can hold the Australian Open as close to pre-pandemic conditions as possible".
All players who comes from overseas for the Australian Open had to undergo two weeks of quarantine. But they will allow players to leave their hotels to practise. Victoria state sports minister Martin Pakula said authorities were still deciding. In a couple of weeks, we'll come to know if they allow unvaccinated foreign players into the country.