American Tennis star Danielle Collins was a part of the World Team Tennis 2020 season. Collins recently faced dismissal from the tournament on the grounds of breach of the safety protocol.
However, Collins doesn’t seem to agree with the WTT’s decision. Consequently, the American justifies her action by mentioning the waiver that she signed. According to her, leaving the premises’ was not one of the restrictions in the protocol.
“I don’t feel I intentionally broke a rule so I don’t feel it affects what I said about the U.S. Open. There was a waiver that I signed that was specific to the safety protocols and practices that were to take place during World Team Tennis, and it didn’t have any mention of not leaving the hotel.”, the Woman tennis player said to New York Times.
“I Don’t Think Danielle Was Trying To Do Anything Bad”- WTT CEO
World number 51 Danielle Collins broke the protocol and left The Greenbrier (the resort) and the state of West Virginia. It proved to be unfortunate for the 26-year-old.
The official statement from the WTT CEO Carlos Silva, “We have dismissed Danielle Collins (Orlando Storm) for the remainder of the 2020 World Team Tennis season after breaking our COVID-19 protocols and leaving The Greenbrier Resort and the state of West Virginia. The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches, and staff which are of utmost importance to WTT.”
Nevertheless, even after this whole situation, Carlos Silva the WTT CEO gave benefit of the doubt to Collins and issued a statement in her support.“I don’t think Danielle was trying to do anything bad, but it put us in a situation where you’ve got to uphold what you are trying to do here so we can keep the other 150 people here safe.” CEO added.
Eventually, the situation still does not seem to be very clear. However, nobody can be blamed for intentionally breaking the safety protocol. Just that going forward, everyone needs to be a little extra careful.