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Australian Open qualifying: Britons Jodie Burrage and Lily Miyazaki through

Jodie Burrage

Jodie Burrage is hoping to reach the Australian Open for the first time
Dates: 16-29 January Venue: Melbourne Park
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Britons Jodie Burrage and Lily Miyazaki eased into the final round of qualifying for next week’s Australian Open.

Miyazaki beat South Korean Jang Su-jeong 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in Melbourne to set up a tie with American Coco Vandeweghe.

Burrage defeated Czech Barbora Palicova 6-1 6-2 and will play France’s Selena Janicijevic in the next round.

But British number three Katie Boulter lost 6-1 6-3 to Russian teenager Polina Kudermetova.

Boulter had been hoping to reach the Australian Open for the fourth time in five years.

Britons Harriet Dart and Emma Raducanu are already in the women’s singles main draw, although 2021 US Open champion Raducanu is still recovering from an ankle injury.

Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Andy Murray and Jack Draper are in the main draw of the men’s singles at the opening Grand Slam of the year, which begins on Monday.

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