OREANDA-NEWS. Australian authorities have revoked the entry visa of Czech tennis player Renata Voracova. This was reported by TV channel ABC.

Voracova, 38, who had already played in one of the warm-up tournaments before the Australian Open, was detained by Australian border guards the previous day and taken to the Park Hotel in Carlton.

An ABC government source familiar with the case confirmed that the border guard had told Vorachova that she had to leave the country soon, but it was unclear whether she intended to challenge the decision.

Vorachova entered the country in December with a vaccination exemption granted by the Tennis Federation of Australia because she had recently contracted COVID-19.

There has been no official comment from the Czech embassy or Australian authorities yet.

Earlier, world number one Serbia's Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia because of a breach of anti-coronavirus measures and his visa was cancelled. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison explained that the border guard prevented Djokovic from entering the country because he failed to provide sufficient justification for a medical exemption from the vaccination.

The Serb's lawyers have appealed to a federal court against the decision to cancel his visa. The decision in the case has been postponed until 10 January, Djokovic will remain in Australia for the time being, he has been placed in a special hotel for migrants.