Australia’s top ranked players win through, salvaging local hopes

Tennis - Australian Open - Second Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2019. Australia's Alex De Minaur celebrates after winning the match against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s top-ranked male and female players, Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty, won their respective second-round Australian Open matches on Wednesday, salvaging an otherwise difficult start to the tournament for the host nation’s best players. Teenager De Minaur beat qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-4 6-2 6-7 (7) 4-6 6-3 to set up a […]

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