Bernard Tomic's new romance with former Love Island contestant

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Bernard Tomic and Vanessa Sierra, pictured here on Instagram.
Bernard Tomic and Vanessa Sierra have debuted their new relationship. Image: Instagram

Bernard Tomic may not have played a tennis match since March, but he appears to have found a love match.

The controversial Australian tennis player went public with his new romance with former Love Island contestant Vanessa Sierra on Thursday.

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Sierra posted a video to her Instagram stories showing her in a car with Tomic, who plants an affectionate kiss on her cheek.

The video is accompanied by some white loveheart emojis.

Sierra gained popularity on the 2019 edition of Love Island, before trying her hand at X-rated fan site OnlyFans.

The website allows users to charge their fans a subscription fee, usually in exchange for X-rated content.

Sierra’s post caused a massive stir among her 750,000 followers, with many shocked to learn she wasn’t still in a relationship with Luke Erwin - the man she launched her OnlyFans page with.

The 26-year-old was quick to respond to comments from fans, confirming she wasn’t with Erwin anymore.

Bernard Tomic, pictured here in action during qualifying for the Australian Open in January.
Bernard Tomic in action during qualifying for the Australian Open in January. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Sierra had posted a video in October with the caption: “We broke up ages ago but here’s the footage of me catching him out.

“Also locked him out of the website so I can post with my new man.”

Fans first spotted Tomic in a photo Sierra posted on Monday, showing the tennis star in the background with a number of women in their pyjamas.

Bernard Tomic’s virus scare

Tomic hasn’t played since March, with his last match a 6-4, 6-4 loss to compatriot Aleksandar Vukic at the ATP Challenger Tour in Monterrey, Mexico.

He then put himself into self-isolation after showing “all the symptoms” of coronavirus.

“I already had shortness of breath and my immune system was low and run down,” he told the Herald Sun.

“I’m currently in Miami and isolated away from everyone, as advised.

“I’m yet to be tested for it (COVID-19) but I have all the symptoms.”

The 28-year-old said he thought he might have contracted the virus while travelling from Mexico.

“People need to take this super seriously, especially at home in Australia,” he said.

The former Wimbledon quarter-finalist has seen his ranking plummet in recent years, currently sitting at World No.224.

He was widely criticised for a perceived lack of effort when he failed to qualify for the Delray Beach Open in February.

Tomic won just three points in the second set, completely capitulating and sparking more accusations of ‘tanking’.

That followed his failure to make for the Australian Open in January, complaining about the smokey conditions as he lost in qualifying.

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