- Barty and Kyrgios return after 11-month layoffs due to Covid
- 49 of world’s top 50 women to compete for more than $2.2m
Ashleigh Barty’s 11-month layoff from competitive tennis will end when the world No 1 warms up for the Australian Open in the Melbourne Summer Series.Barty, as well as men’s drawcard Nick Kyrgios, will be among the stars in two WTA 500 and two ATP 250 tournaments that will be played at Melbourne Park from 31 January to 6 February. Related: Qualifying technicality rules Nick Kyrgios out of Australia's ATP Cup team
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