Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as Australian Open officials announce crowds up to 30,000
01 February 2021 | 7:00 am
Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as officials announce that up to 30,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Australian Open per day. About two weeks ago, the top stars are seen arriving in Adelaide ahead of flying to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open.
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