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Smoke forces Australian Open to delay qualifying matches again

SBS Wednesday, 15 January 2020 ()
Smoke from the Victorian bushfires has forced Australian Open organisers to delay the start of play on day two of qualifying.
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The Australian Open's qualifying matches are delayed and practice temporarily suspended due to poor air quality.

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