Eight months after Renata Voracova’s visa was revoked, there are still days when she struggles to pick up a racket and nights when nothing will induce her to sleep. Sometimes, when she passes through customs at an airport, the anxiety lodges in her chest and tightens like a fist, squeezing all the air out of her lungs.
A Czech doubles specialist of little notoriety but almost a dozen WTA titles, Voracova’s name might resonate with few but then, that is rather the point. A footnote lost in the saga surrounding Novak Djokovic’s attempt to compete in the Australian Open in January, the
38-year-old was made collateral to a crime she — and now a tribunal — maintains she did not commit and has irrevocably altered