Tennis player denies using fake COVID-19 travel certificate - Chron

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Jan. 16, 2023Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 12:22 a.m.

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Camila Giorgi of Italy plays a forehand instrumentality to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during their archetypal circular lucifer astatine the Australian Open tennis title successful Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.1of3Camila Giorgi of Italy plays a forehand instrumentality to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during their archetypal circular lucifer astatine the Australian Open tennis title successful Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/AP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Italian tennis subordinate Camila Giorgi has denied allegations that she obtained a mendacious COVID-19 vaccine certificate to let her to travel.

A doc is nether probe successful Italy for supplying mendacious certificates and fake vaccines and Giorgi’s sanction was revealed successful a agelong database of radical implicated by an Italian newspaper.

On Tuesday aft her 6-0, 6-1 triumph implicit Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova astatine the Australian Open, Giorgi confirmed that she had visited the doc but said she had done thing wrong.

“I conscionable did each my vaccination successful antithetic places, truthful the occupation is hers, not me,” she said. “So with that, I’m precise calm. Of course, if not, I couldn’t travel present and play this tennis, I think.”

Giorgi said she was vaccinated by the Italian doctor, and by aesculapian officials successful countries elsewhere.

“Once. The different vaccination, I did it successful antithetic benignant of places, truthful it’s what I’m trying to explain," she said.

Her father, Sergio Giorgi, was sat astatine the backmost of the interrogation country connected Tuesday astatine Melbourne Park and erstwhile the media league ended, helium said: “Unbelievable, nary questions astir tennis.”

Ahead of the tournament, Tennis Australia main enforcement Craig Tiley said helium was not afloat alert of the fake certificate claims.

“I deliberation there’s inactive a batch to beryllium uncovered connected that and I deliberation that’s going to beryllium yet up to their household and the applicable authorities including the tour,” helium said. “I don’t truly cognize immoderate further detail.”

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