Ashleigh Barty to team up with Jennifer Brady for doubles at 2021 Australian Open

<p>Barty reached the doubles final at the 2013 Australian Open</p>

Barty reached the doubles final at the 2013 Australian Open

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11:40am, Fri 01 Jan 2021
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World No 1  Ashleigh Barty will team up with American Jennifer Brady in the doubles at the 2021 Australian Open.

The 24 year-old, who reached the semi-finals of the singles in Melbourne at the beginning of 2020, finished runner-up in the doubles seven years ago alongside fellow Australian Casey Dellacqua.

Brady won her first WTA singles title at the Lexington Challenger earlier this year

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Meanwhile Brady, 25, is currently at a career-high singles ranking of World No 24 and reached the last four of the US Open in September.

Elsewhere, Britain’s Jamie Murray is entering the men’s doubles with Brazilian Bruno Soares, who he won the US Open with in 2016.

The Australian Open has been pushed back three weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now scheduled to get underway on February 8.

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