The WTA has come up with some great news for the players and the fans all around the world. A few days back, speculation was being built that the players who have not taken the second dose will not be allowed to enter Australia to play the Australian Open. But a recent report from the WTA came into the layers’ favor.
The report said that the players will now be able to play in the Australian Open irrespective of the dose. But there are certain rules and limitations to this. What rules have been implemented by the authorities? Here’s everything that you need to know.
WTA’s notice on the Australian Open 2022
The ministers in Australia declared that the players having the second dose will not be allowed to enter the country as their Visa will be canceled. According to reports, around 35% of the ATP players are the ones who still remain unvaccinated. Recently Novak Djokovic denied telling his status on vaccination saying it was a personal question.
As entry is now allowed, certain rules and regulations will be imposed on the players. The players who have successfully taken the second dose will just have to go through a test within 24 hours of arrival. But the players who will come with just one dose will now have to go through a strict 2-week quarantine system which will include regular checkups as well.
The vaccinated players will have no restrictions whatsoever and will be allowed to go anywhere but the case will not be the same for the unvaccinated players. “We are optimistic that we can hold the Australian Open as close to pre-pandemic conditions as possible,” said the authorities.
Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews has disputed leaked emails suggesting unvaccinated tennis players would be able to compete at next year’s Australian Open.https://t.co/9ARcgbtyVI
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) October 25, 2021
This will now be a big sign of relief for the players as well. Novak Djokovic, who denied giving any statement will now try to retain his title and want to write his name in the history books if he is able to win the inaugural grand slam tournament of the year. This will take his tally to 21 slams, a feat no one has ever been to.