Australian Open: Play delayed on outside courts by dust and mud following rain

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Play was delayed on the outside courts at the Australian Open on Thursday because of the dust and mud that came down during a rainstorm in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

The courts had to be power-washed with organisers saying the start would be delayed by three hours on most of them.

Play eventually began on courts three and 19 but rain then forced a suspension until nearly 04:00 GMT.

After the rain stopped, five courts had still not started by 05:00.

Matches began as scheduled at 00:00 on the three courts with a roof.

 

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