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Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi allegedly used FAKE Covid paperwork for Australian Open

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Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi allegedly used FAKE Covid paperwork for Australian Open

The Italian tennis star is under investigation for allegedly using FAKE Covid vaccination papers to enter the country…but is still set to play at the Australian Open this month

  • Camila Giorgi allegedly used a fake vaccination certificate to enter Australia
  • The Italian tennis star’s doctor admitted to issuing fake vaccination certificates
  • The doctor said that Giorgi had never been vaccinated and asked for a fake certificate
  • Reached World No. 66 in the third round of the Australian Open last year

Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi is under investigation for allegedly using a fake Covid vaccination certificate to enter Australia last year – but is still set to take part in this month’s Open.

Giorgi’s family doctor, Daniela Grillone, was arrested in February and charged with providing hundreds of fake serums and papers to high-profile Italians.

In December, Italian newspaper Repubblica revealed that Giorgi, 31, was being investigated by Police for using a fake certificate – and now the under-fire doctor has confirmed that the tennis star was not vaccinated.

Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi is under investigation for using a fake Covid vaccination certificate for last year - but she is still set to take part in this month's Australian Open

Italian tennis star Camila Giorgi is under investigation for using a fake Covid vaccination certificate for last year – but she is still set to take part in this month’s Australian Open

‘The Giorgi family has been under treatment with me for a long time,’ he told the Italian daily Corriere del Veneto.

Camila Giorgi suffered from what is known as tennis elbow. Shortly before the beginning of summer, he came to ask for the possibility of obtaining false certificates of all the mandatory vaccines, as well as the Covid vaccine.

‘I can confirm with absolute certainty that none of the vaccines against the Giorgi family were actually administered. I did not receive any payment in that case.

‘I am very sad and sorry for what I did.’

Giorgi (pictured) played at last year's Australian Open and reached the third round, eventually losing in straight sets to Aussie Ash Barty

Giorgi (pictured) played at last year’s Australian Open and reached the third round, eventually losing in straight sets to Aussie Ash Barty

Giorgi played in last year’s Australian Open and reached the third round, eventually losing in straight sets to Aussie Ash Barty.

The Italian also played in three tournaments in the United States – a country where proof of vaccination is required upon entry.

Former world No 1 Novak Djokovic made headlines around the world after he was deported from Australia after he arrived in the country without being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Djokovic’s principles of not taking the Covid jab entailed huge damage for his own ambitions, as his refusal to meet the entry conditions deprived him of two chances to win the titles of Grand Slam last year.

Giorgi is back in Australia now and made his debut at the Adelaide International on Saturday, losing in the qualifiers

Giorgi is back in Australia now and made his debut at the Adelaide International on Saturday, losing in the qualifiers

In November, the Australian government granted the Serbian a visa to travel to the Grand Slam event, saying it had decided to reverse the decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa after considering all relevant factors.

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Giorgi is back in Australia now and made his debut at the Adelaide International on Saturday, losing in the qualifiers.

She prepares to compete next at the Australian Open starting in Melbourne on January 16.