Former Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulkova and her husband Michal Navara have already carried out the vaccine against COVID-19, in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Shortly after the vaccination, controversy broke out because the former player and her husband who became parents a little less than a year ago, would not have respected the waiting lists for the administration of the vaccine.
According to some sources, the couple's names were entered irregularly in the lists of people who had to undergo the vaccine. This made it possible to bypass people who had the right to receive treatment before them for reasons of age, work or health.
Cibulkova has tried to extinguish the controversy, which in such a delicate moment, are not long in coming.
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The former world number four posted a post on his Instagram profile to apologize for what happened.
This is the message of the former tennis player: "I am really sorry for what happened. I accompanied a friend of mine to the hospital and once we got there, I asked how long we would have to wait before we could get the vaccine.
I would not have caught the vaccine. occasion if I had known that I was not filling a vacancy, but taking away the place of a person who needed the vaccine and who should have been vaccinated that very day. I am sorry for the situation, but now I would like to urge people not to be afraid of the vaccine.
I will be happy if this unfortunate event has a positive effect on the vaccination campaign. I will be happy to help in promoting and raising awareness on the issue." In the second half of her statement, 31-year-old Cibulkova changes the subject about the importance of vaccination, seeing her misbehavior as a positive one, as she at least has helped promote vaccination.
She hopes this unfortunate event will convince people that COVID-19 vaccines are the way to go and she said she is willing to get involved in a campaign to promote vaccination. The greatest tennis stars on the planet, like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and all the others, will come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which will be held in Melbourne from 8 February: it will be the most awaited sports event of the first part of the new season.
It will be a very spectacualr season, and all of us hope without the problems of the last one, with some presence of the crowd in the courts across the world. Federer should come back on the court, for the joy of his fans, at the end of February or at the beginning of March after having announced that he will be skipping the Australian Open.
The new season has yet to begin but there is already a desire to put a disastrous 2020 behind us from all points of view and start the new year with the first Grand Slam of the year in the hope that the pandemic can slowly regress and bring back the planet to live seriously and also allow the world of sport to perform in front of the general crowd.