Renata Voracova joins Novak Djokovic in immigration detention ahead of Australian Open


They are keeping him prisoner.

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The authorities confirmed that a tennis player had her visa canceled and was in immigration detention.

Australian Border Force officials told Renata that she had to leave the country. The Czech officials are looking for an explanation, but they said that the woman had decided to leave Australia.

The Czech Foreign Ministry said that the Czech tennis player is in the same jail as the Serbian player. We submitted a protest note through our embassy in Australia and are asking for an explanation. Due to limited possibilities for training and to leave Australia, Renata Voracova dropped out of the tournament.

The ABF confirmed late Friday that one of the two people connected to the Australian Open was taken into immigration custody and left the country. The ABF wouldn't comment on either person.

The medical exemption case of Novak Djokovic has been adjourned until Monday, meaning he could stay in jail through the weekend. He has not said if he is protected against the coronaviruses.

The Orthodox Christmas in the Park Hotel was used to house refugees and asylum seekers and was where the president of Serbia called to try to boost his spirits. A priest from the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Melbourne was granted permission to visit the nine-time Australian Open champion.

The church's dean told the Australian Broadcasting Corp that it is important that a priest visit him on Christmas. The whole thing is terrible. It's unthinkable that he has to spend Christmas in jail.

The Park Hotel was the site of a gathering of supporters of Novak Djokovic. Many people who have long complained about their living conditions and exposure to the coronaviruses in the Pandemic have been mixed with human rights advocates who were there to highlight their plight.

In a story on his social media site, the tennis player thanked his fans for their continuous support. I can feel it and it's appreciated.

Jelena posted on social media to thank her husband's supporters.

She thanked the people around the world who used their voice to send love to her husband. "I am taking a deep breath to calm down and find some sense of gratitude in this moment for all that is happening."

I would like to thank you all for using your voice to send love to my husband. I am taking a deep breath and finding gratitude for all that is happening.
January 7, 2022.

He flew to Australia confident that he had everything he needed to compete, as he had been approved by the Victoria state government for a medical exemption. The evidence didn't comply with the Australian government's regulations.

He is going to the Federal Circuit Court on Monday to challenge his visa cancellation and deportation, instead of preparing to defend his Australian Open title.

Some people who have been critical of him are now in his corner.

"Look, I definitely believe in taking action, I got vaccine because of others and for my mother's health, but how we are handling Novak's situation is bad, really bad," said Nick Kyrgios, an Australian player and outspoken critic of some of Novak's opinions He is a great champion but at the end of the day, he is a human. Do better.

I believe in taking action, but how we are handling Novak's situation is really bad. This is one of our great champions, but at the end of the day, he is a human. Do better.
January 7, 2022.

In 2007, the Czech Republic's Voracova advanced past the first round at the Australian Open in women's singles. She hasn't made it past the second round in women's or mixed doubles at the Grand Slam. She was playing in a warm-up event in Australia.

Australia's strict COVID-19 laws require incoming travelers to have two shots of an approved vaccine, or an exemption with a genuine medical reason, such as an acute condition, to avoid quark.

Tennis Australia said that the exemption was granted following a rigorous review. Neither Tennis Australia nor Djokovic gave a reason for his exemption.

The Australian Border Force canceled his visa and moved him to an immigration hotel after rejecting his exemption. His lawyers worked to make sure he could stay until Monday, when a federal judge will hear his challenge.

The Associated Press contributed to the report.