The PTPA released a statement on Renata Voracova, stating she went through a “traumatic and confusing experience.” Voracova, ranked at No. 82 in doubles, competed at the Melbourne Summer Set 2 last week. A couple of days following her loss in Melbourne, Voracova was taken into detention and interrogated by the Australian authorities.
Voracova was taken into detention on Friday and deported from the country a day later. “With the global attention on Djokovic’s case, many people have been unaware or uninterested in the WTA doubles player, Renata Voracova,” the PTPA’s statement read.
“Renata was in Australia on a medical exemption for eight days. She was picked up by border authorities after Novak’s arrival in Australia and forced to leave the country. It was a traumatic and confusing experience for her and she is now potentially facing a 3-year ban and other visa issues.
“The PTPA has been in constant touch with her to ensure her welfare and to understand the facts of her case. We will understant how this happened to her and if/when appropriate, we will advocate for her.”
Voracova to seek compensation from Tennis Australia
Voracova was unhappy with how everything went “The air ticket alone cost 60,000 Czech crowns (2,460 euros, $2,780) and my coach travelled with me.
And then there is all that time, hotels, training for the Grand Slam, the potential prize money,” Voracova told Denik daily, as quoted on RTL Today. “I hope Tennis Australia will face up to it and that we won’t have to take legal steps.”
Voracova admitted she felt worried and unsafe. “I didn’t expect that in the darkest dream, it was just too much,” said Voracova, who admitted bursting into tears during questioning after she had been detained. “I was worried. I didn’t feel safe until I was back home, nothing was certain.”
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