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Australian Open qualifying matches underway amid 'unhealthy' quality

SBS Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Players have taken to the court for day two of Australian Open qualifying following a three-hour delay due to smoke blanketing Melbourne from bushfires.
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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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