Camila Giorgi scandal deepens as family doctor makes bombshell claims
The Italian tennis star is under investigation just days out from the first grand slam of the year at the Australian Open.
Camila Giorgi's family doctor has spoken out with bombshell claims amid an investigation into the Italian tennis star. Giorgi was named in a report in December about celebrities and public figures who are being investigated for using false Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
Giorgi's family doctor Daniela Grillone was arrested in February last year and has since been charged with administering fake serums. The doctor also allegedly provided fake vaccination certificates to dozens of high-profile people in Italy.
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In a bombshell interview on Saturday, Grillone claimed Girogi asked her about obtaining a false vaccination certificate. The doctor also said none of Giorgi or her family members received the jab.
“The Giorgi family has been under treatment with me for a long time. Camila Giorgi suffered from the so-called tennis elbow,” she told Italian publication Corriere del Veneto.
“Shortly before the beginning of summer, she had come asking for the possibility of obtaining false proof 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 have actually been administered.
"I have not received any payment in that case. I am deeply upset and sorry for my action.”
Giorgi played at the Australian Open in 2022 where proof of vaccination was required. Novak Djokovic was infamously deported from the country prior to the grand slam in January due to his vaccination status. It was ruled that the Serbian star's medical exemption was invalid and his visa was cancelled.
The 31-year-old Giorgi, currently ranked 66th in the world, also played at the US Open last year where overseas visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination. She reached the third round at the Australian Open last year before losing to Ash Barty.
The Italian star is currently in Adelaide preparing to play in the Australian Open again this year. Proof of vaccination is no longer required for foreign travellers to enter the country.
WTA aware of investigation into Camila Giorgi
A WTA spokesperson told News Corp that the governing body is aware of the allegations against Giorgi and monitoring the investigation in Italy. “We are aware of the allegations and are currently monitoring the situation and any investigations that may be brought forward,” they said.
According to the Department of Home Affairs, a person can have their visa cancelled for providing false documents.
Giorgi hit the headlines in May last year when she was asked to change her outfit by an umpire at the French Open. The official appeared to question her about an advertising logo on her dress.
The umpire was reportedly unhappy with the size of the logo for sponsor DeLonghi, and apparently asked Giorgi of she could change it. “I don’t have any change, this is my only dress. I played with it before,” Giorgi could be heard saying.
The Italian star, who was won three singles titles in her career, was seen later in the tournament without the logo.
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