Russian tennis player Natalia Vikhlyantseva announced the Sputnik vaccine was accepted by the Australian government. "Guys, I have an amazing news for you! As you might know Sputnik V was accepted by Australian government this morning," Vikhlyantseva tweeted.
In late December, Vikhlyantseva said she was vaccinated but the Sputnik vaccine wasn't accepted by the Australian government. Despite being vaccinated, Vikhlyantseva was unable to play the Australian Open. "Unfortunately, I will not participate in this year AO event.
I’m really happy with a level of tennis I showed on a last few events and I wish to play in Flag of Australia but Sputnik is not verified yet. Good luck for all participants and AO team, who always made amazing events!" Vikhlyantseva said in a Twitter post on December 21.
Vikhlyantseva reacted to the Alize Cornet tweet
On Sunday, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost his Australia visa case and was deported from the country. I know too little to judge the situation. What I know is that Novak is always the first one to stand for the players.
But none of us stood for him. Be strong @DjokerNole," Cornet tweeted. Vikhlyantseva responded to the tweet: "Totally agree with Alize Cornet." After losing his appeal, Djokovic accepted the decision and left the country.
"I would like to make a brief statement to address the outcome's of today's Court hearing, I will now be taking some time to rest and recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this," Djokovic said in a statement.
"I'm extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to discuss my application for judicial review of the Minister's decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open.
"I respect the Court's ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country."