Petra Kvitova is taking no chances at being forced into quarantine early next year prior to the Australian Open, with the Czech confirming that she has been double-jabbed for COVID.
The 31-year-old with two Wimbledon titles is among the estimated 50 percent of WTA players who have been vaccinated against the virus.
But with Australia taking an extremely hard line against the unvaxxed, the threat of 14 days of quarantine was too much for the Czech to even consider.
“No matter what happens, I will be there,” she said at the Indian Wells Masters regarding her plans for Melbourne and the first Grand Slam of the season.
“I think I’m vaccinated which will make things a lot easier. If I was not vaccinated, being in hard quarantine would make it a tough decision on whether to go or not.”
Kvitova added: “With the COVID situation, life is difficult – even for us.
“There are still a few restrictions and crowds are back, so things are getting better.
“There are still a few countries where things are difficult, but hopefully Australia will be nice to us.”