A tennis star from Kazakhstan has made a sign begging for the chance for players to be let out of hard quarantine in the chaotic lead up to the Australian Open. Yulia Putintseva is the latest in a slew of tennis stars to complain about not being allowed out of their hotel rooms for 14 days, with no chance to train, in the lead-up to the year’s first Grand Slam tournament. A total of 72 players have been forced into 14 days of hard lockdown because other passengers on their incoming flights – from Abu Dhabi, Doha and Los Angeles - had tested positive for Covid-19. The players are at a significant disadvantage in preparing for the Open, as other players who were not on those flights are allowed out of their rooms for five hours a day to practice. Putintseva, No. 28 in the WTA rankings, posted a photo to Instagram of herself holding up a sign that reads: ‘We need fresh air to breathe’. Yulia Putintseva is the latest in a slew of tennis stars to slam the Victorian Government over their 14-day quarantine The 26-year-old said she was inspired by the popular meme ‘dude with sign’ who regularly posts… Read full this story
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