Victoria Azarenka has bristled at questions regarding fans brandishing pro-Russian flags at the Australian Open, which saw Novak Djokovic’s father filmed posing with the group.
In footage uploaded to a pro-Russian Australian YouTube account on Thursday, Srdjan Djokovic is seen standing alongside a man who is holding a Russian flag with President Vladimir Putin’s face and wearing the pro-war “Z” symbol associated with support of the Ukraine invasion.
Spectators are banned from having Russian or Belarusian flags at the Grand Slam after Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, demanded action when they were seen among the crowd last week.
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