Czech tennis player 'sad' over Aus detention

38-year-old Voracova had entered Australia on an exemption after recovering from COVID-19 last month and said she would not have imagined her detention could have taken place in the 21st-century.

Despite having already played in a tournament in Melbourne, she was detained last Thursday (January 6) and placed in quarantine in the same hotel as men's tennis number one, Novak Djokovic.

While the Serbian superstar won a court challenge on Monday (January 10) allowing him to stay in Australia, Voracova left for home in the eastern Czech Republic on Saturday (January 8) without appealing her visa cancellation. She said she could have applied for a new visa, which could have taken a week while in quarantine.

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