Bernard Tomic's partner gave a tour of their hotel quarantine room. She says she received death threats.

Vanessa Sierra, the partner and coach of Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, says her comments in a video detailing her experience in hotel quarantine have been misrepresented, resulting in her receiving death threats.

On Monday, Sierra, the girlfriend of world No.228 Tomic uploaded a YouTube video about what life was like in hotel quarantine.

The video, which gave a tour of their room and saw Sierra say "the worst part" was not being able to have her hair washed by a hairdresser, received major media attention on Tuesday. But in an Instagram post, she said the "s*** show" that followed was unwarranted.

Watch: The Today show discusses the complaints of tennis players in hotel quarantine. Post continues below video.

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"It's easy to take something out of context when you take two sentences out of a 10 minute vlog, and throw it in a negative news story on mainstream media amidst tennis player complaints about their mandatory quarantine," she wrote.

"My vlog is irrelevant to the above complaints. Social media is my full-time work and daily vlogs on YouTube are a part of this, I'm real, honest and raw and show things as they are."


She said the media coverage made her look bad, due to "cutting and merging".

"Had these same people watched my vlog without [Channel 7's] influence, I'm sure they would've seen my video as tongue in cheek and light-hearted, and found it somewhat interesting to have this preview of our lives.

"People who know me know I'm not one to complain. And yes. I will make jokes to brighten a mentally challenging situation."

She said she had received "500 death threats and hate" over the video.


While other Australian players including Ash Barty and Kyrgios are enjoying normal life, Tomic is in quarantine after attending the grand slam's qualifying tournament in Qatar.

He is allowed to train during his time in quarantine, but Sierra explained in her video that so far, there had been delays and no trainings had taken place.

Sierra gave a tour of their shared hotel room. She said the space was too small to workout, so the couple have been spending their time doing "minimal yoga" and playing video games.

Image: YouTube. 


Image: YouTube. 

Image: YouTube. 


Sierra also said the food in Melbourne had been inconsistent but is "improving every day".

"It's real hit and miss, sometimes the food's good, sometimes the food's not, so we'd rather just order our own food," she said.

Other international players also complained about the meals across social media in the past few days, with Tennis Australia issuing everyone a $100 Uber Eats voucher and vowing to improve the hotel's provided meals.

Sierra claimed the couple has been spending "about $200 per day" so Tomic - who is vegan - could eat enough of the right foods.


Image: YouTube. 

One of the provided lunches. Image: YouTube. 


Image: YouTube. 


Despite the food issues, she said the "worst part" was not being able to have her hair washed.

"This is the worst part of quarantine," Sierra said.

"I don't wash my own hair. I've never washed my own hair. It's just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me.

"This is the situation that we're dealing with. I can't wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done."

On Tuesday, Tomix told AAP Sierra was also his new tennis coach.

"She's just helping me with a few things. We've managed to win eight matches. Quite good, it's a new tactic for 2021," he said.

He refused to divulge exactly how she was helping his game, other than saying Sierra had instilled him with added motivation.

"Mate, it's a secret," Tomic said.

"I'm not going to give out my tips, you know what I mean?

"Happy wife, happy life. That's it, my man."

Nick Kyrgios has criticised his fellow tennis stars after days of drama surrounding the quarantine restrictions faced by Australian Open contenders.


Kyrgios, who has railed at tennis players who have breached COVID-19 protocols since the start of the pandemic, was among those who didn't appreciate Sierra's YouTube video.

"I don't mind Bernie but his Mrs obviously has no perspective, ridiculous scenes," Kyrgios wrote on Twitter.

He also labelled Djokovic a "tool" after the world No.1 - who arrived on a virus-free flight and is being allowed to train in a secure bubble in Adelaide - wrote to Australian Open organisers asking them to ease quarantine restrictions for players.


Kyrgios criticised Djokovic time and again in 2020 for organising the Adria Tour exhibition event in the Balkans, where multiple players, including the top-ranked Serbian, contracted the virus.

Djokovic, who opted to rent a private house instead of staying at a hotel during the 2020 US Open, is among top players who are serving their mandatory quarantine in Adelaide before travelling to Melbourne for the year's first Grand Slam.

Among his requests sent to Tennis Australia were fitness and training equipment in all rooms, a reduction in quarantine days for players and moving as many players as possible to private houses with a tennis court to train.

Read more: Amid the Aus Open quarantine controversy, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has listed six demands.

Three Australian Open charter flights have now brought in passengers who later tested positive, after infections on planes from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Currently, six cases have been linked to the Australian Open, with at least 72 tennis players deemed close contacts and confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days.

On Monday evening, players and Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley linked up for a call to discuss the issues.

Male players are requesting the tournament feature three-set matches, rather than the standard five, but Tiley told Today there were no plans to change the tournament's format.


The Australian Open will begin on February 8.

-With AAP.

Feature image: YouTube/Twitter.

This article was originally published on January 19 and has been updated.

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