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Barty enjoying training ‘camp’ ahead of Australian Open

While most of the world’s top players quarantine in their hotel rooms ahead of the Australian Open, home hope, Ash Barty is relishing the freedom…

While most of the world’s top players quarantine in their hotel rooms ahead of the Australian Open, home hope, Ash Barty is relishing the freedom of being outside the biosecure bubble.

Having remained in Australia through most of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world No 1 has avoided the two-week quarantine that nearly 1 000 players and officials are undergoing after landing in the country.

With Melbourne Park part of a biosecure bubble for the international players, Barty has been practising at suburban courts in Australia’s second-largest city with players from across the country.