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Deported Czech Tennis Player to Seek Compensation from Australian Open Organisers

Czech tennis player, Renata Voracova, has vowed to pursue Tennis Australia for compensation after she left the country on the weekend over a visa dispute. Voracova decided to pull the plug on her Australian Open campaign after her visa was cancelled in the wake of the Novak Djokovic saga. In an interview with Denik, a newspaper in the Czech Republic, Voracova, 38, said her compensation claim would not be small. “The air ticket alone cost 60,000 Czech crowns (US$2,822), and my coach travelled with me—and then there is all that time, hotels, training for the grand slam, the potential prizemoney,” she said. “I hope Tennis Australia will face up to it and that we won’t have to take legal steps,” she added. “I’m not thinking about tennis. I’m still waking up from the shock, I haven’t processed it yet. I’m exhausted.” The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has backed Voracova, noting …

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