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Five Day Melbourne Circuit Breaker Won't Affect Australian Open

There's been wins for Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka today.

Fans will be banned from the Australian Open for at least five days from tomorrow, as Melbourne is entering a five-day circuit-break lockdown.

13 new coronavirus cases linked to a quarantine hotel have been identified - and the state of Victoria's been tough on battling small outbreaks.

Tournament director Craig Tiley says despite the empty stands, the tennis will carry on:

World number three Dominic Thiem admitted he thought he was out of the Australian Open during his five set clash with Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios took a two set lead before being reeled in 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 by Thiem.

World number one Novak Djokovic is two sets to one up against Taylor Fritz of the United States. 

Play was suspended as the Rod Laver Arena as crowds have to be evacuated as a five day circuit breaker lockdown in Melbourne has been initiated.

Earlier, there were wins for Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. 

 

 

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