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Osaka and Serena through to Aus Open 2nd round

By Abiodun Ogundairo
08 February 2021   |   3:50 pm
Former Australian Open tennis champions Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka eased into the second round, after winning their respective opening matches of the tournament. There is a different feel to the event this year with several safety precautions in place.

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