Australian Open 2021
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Sat 13 Feb 2021 12.48 GMT
Ashleigh Barty shrugged off the absence of a home crowd as she eased into the last 16 of the Australian Open.
Having stayed in Australia when the tour resumed largely behind closed doors last summer, this was a new experience for Barty as Melbournes coronavirus lockdown kept the fans away for the first of at least five days. Barty…