International tennis stars have blasted their living conditions after being forced into hotel quarantine in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.
Several top tier athletes including Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini have critiqued the food they’ve received since arriving last week, while French player Alize Cornet described the situation as ‘insane’ in a since deleted post.
The 30-year-old shared her frustration at the Australian government’s decision to quarantine 47 players after two cases of Covid were imported on a plane from Los Angeles.
Returning Australians have to self-isolate in designated hotels upon arrival for two weeks, but Victoria made arrangements to allow Australian Open participants five hours’ daily training during the quarantine period.
Given the two new Covid cases, the government ordered every other passenger on board into a hard two week quarantine, scrapping the agreed training periods.
French player Alize Cornet described the situation as ‘insane’ in a since