Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra has delivered a stinging response after being criticised for detailing her experiences in hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open.
The social media and OnlyFans sensation shared an intimate view of the couple’s quarantine room, revealing they have been stuck inside playing video games up to 11 hours a day.
In a video, Sierra also complained about the food that’d been provided, as well as other hardships, bemoaning the lack of access to a professional hairdresser.
“This is the worst part of quarantine: 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, so this is the situation that we’re dealing with,” Sierra said.
Sierra faced a backlash on Monday evening, including from Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios who tweeted: “I don’t mind Bernie but his Mrs obviously has no perspective, ridiculous scenes.”
But Sierra has hit back, declaring she was misrepresented and detailing her recent charity efforts during COVID.
“You guys are the true definitions of class clowns on a witch hunt and if I want to laugh about how bad my hair is in quarantine I unapologetically will. Have a cry,” she posted on her Instagram story on Monday night.
The saga took a nasty turn overnight when Sierra said she started receiving death threats. “I didn’t realise how many idiots are in the world,” she wrote.
Earlier, Sierra said she had abandoned the hotel’s menu and been ordering Uber Eats instead, “because the food is s**t”.
She said nobody had cleaned their room, they didn’t get fresh sheets, and were forced to wash their dinner plates in the bathroom sink.
Despite other players being able to hit tennis balls against walls and windows in their hotel rooms in videos posted to social media, Sierra said their “tight space” only allowed for “minimal yoga”.
She said they spent about 11 hours a day playing video games.
“I played Pokemon for 11 hours straight yesterday and I think 12 hours straight the day before,” Ms Sierra said.
“Bernard’s been playing World of Warcraft for about the same time I’ve been playing Pokemon.
“It’s sort of all we’ve got as an option.”
Sierra explained Tomic was a vegan and his meals were regularly not properly catered, and the couple had been spending “up $200 a day on food”.
“It’s real hit and miss, sometimes the food is good, sometimes it’s not, so we’d rather order our own food,” she said.
She also said both of Tomic’s scheduled training sessions had been cancelled “last minute”.
“The point of the bubble is you’re supposed to stay in the hotel room, during the day you’re allowed out to the training site, to the gym … but there were a couple of positive COVID-19 cases on a couple of the planes and that’s pretty much delayed everything,” Ms Sierra said.
“It’s really frustrating because we’re stuck in this room with no air, no training.
“A lot of people are saying ‘it was your choice to travel and that’s why you’re in quarantine’; well we had to leave Australia to do the qualifying match, to play in the Australian Open.”
– with Anthony Piovesan, NCA NewsWire