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MELBOURNE, Australia — World No. 1 Ash Barty would value the rebuilding of her native Australia in the wake of devastating bushfires — which have claimed 28 lives and destroyed millions of wild animals — over winning her home Grand Slam. The 23-year-old Queenslander, who booked her place in the last 32 of the Australian
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LONDON — Top-ranked doubles player Robert Farah was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation on Tuesday pending a disciplinary hearing into his positive doping test. The ITF formally imposed the suspension hours after the Australian Open began. Farah had been due to play in Melbourne with longtime doubles partner Juan Sebastian Cabal until announcing
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Can anyone stop Novak Djokovic from an eighth Australian Open title? Will Serena Williams finally win her record-tying 24th career Grand Slam? And which players will emerge as the breakout stars in Melbourne? There are many compelling storylines going into the 2020 Australian Open, which begins Monday (watch on ESPN, ESPN2 and the ESPN App).
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