Sports

Italian doctor denies giving Camila Giorgi false COVID-19 vaccination certification

3
Camila Giorgi

Camila Giorgi has denied that she asked an Italian doctor for a fake COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This comes after it was said that she is being investigated in her home country.

Italian media say that doctor Daniela Grillone is being looked into because she may have given patients fake COVID-19 vaccinations that they knew were fake.

Dr. Grillone is said to have said that Giorgi was one of his patients and that she had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Camila Giorgi played in the Australian Open last year, when entering the country required proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Giorgi said that she was vaccinated “once” by Dr. Grillone at the Australian Open on Tuesday, after she won her first-round match.

But she said that other doctors had given her more vaccinations.

Giorgi told reporters at Melbourne Park, “I only got one shot from her, and I got the rest from other doctors.”

“So I’m fine … In Italy, she is in trouble with the law.”

Camila Giorgi said she thought she met the requirements to play in Australia before the tournament there last year.

“I did everything the Australian government asked of me,” she said.

Camila Giorgi told her that she had not done anything wrong.

“I don’t care about it. Dr. Grillone has to deal with it, “she told me.

Giorgi beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1, to move on to the second round of the Australian Open.

She will next play Slovakian Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.