World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has revealed that she has been vaccinated since April but she won't judge those who refuse to reveal their vaccination status. After taking the vaccine, Barty didn't feel bad and she was able to continue her regular activities without any problems.
“I didn’t feel like there was a need for me to tell everyone whether I’ve been vaccinated or not,” Barty said, per The Sydney Morning Herald. “I have been vaccinated, I have been all my life.
At the end of the day, it’s part of your medical history, there’s no necessity to share it. People make different decisions for different reasons, so you have to respect that. “It’s personal to me. I had my vaccine in April, I had no issues.
I was fit and healthy and I was doing that for the people around me and to make sure my family was safe. There’s no judgment from me”.
Barty confident the Australian Open organizers will do a good job
This year's Australian Open featured strict rules and regulations and many players weren't thrilled with the conditions at Melbourne Park.
"We know the team at the Australian Open will make good decisions and make sure the tournament is as safe as possible within the guidelines and the players that are here are going to do a fantastic job. I have to abide by the rules like everyone else,” Barty said.
“There will be 128 girls in the draw and no matter who they are, they deserve their spot in the draw and their chance to win. "You want to see the strongest field possible. But we’re not quite sure what the requirements are going to be.
At the moment, it’s too hard to know what the Australian Open is going to look like. We’ll just take the guidelines from Tennis Australia and I’ll be doing everything in my power to get there”.