Kazakh tennis star Yulia Putintseva – who is currently in hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian open – says she’s spotted a mouse in her room, and she’s not allowed to leave.
The players were originally allowed to train outside for up to five hours each day, but that’s now been scrapped after people on two different charter flights to Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19.
“Been trying to change the room for a two hours already!” Putintseva wrote on Twitter.
“And no one came to help due to quarantine situation.”
Been trying to change the room for a 2 hours already ! And no one came to help due to quarantine situation????????♀️ pic.twitter.com/LAowgWqw58— Yulia Putintseva (@PutintsevaYulia) January 16, 2021
While heaps of tennis stars are pissed that they’re not able to train anymore, at least they don’t have to worry about being stuck in a room with literal vermin like Putintseva does.
“We are communicating with everyone on this flight, and particularly the playing group whose conditions have now changed, to ensure their needs are being catered to as much as possible, and that they are fully appraised of the situation,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with the two people who tested positive on the flight and we wish them well for their recovery.”
Putintseva also complained that the quarantine conditions weren’t clear and that she might not even have come to Australia if she had known that just one case on her flight was enough to suspend all outdoor training.
On top of that, she said other players got put up in nicer hotels than she did.
“They put me not in the nicest hotel like other players!” she wrote in a later tweet.
Yes they put me not in the nicest hotel like other players!
— Yulia Putintseva (@PutintsevaYulia) January 16, 2021
The world No. 187 is set to play in the tournament next month.