Francesca Jones books trip to Australian Open with impressive straight-sets win

  • Smooth defeat of Lu Jia-jing puts her in main draw
  • British player born with rare genetic condition

Great Britain’s Francesca Jones qualified for the main draw of a grand slam for the first time after beating Lu Jia-jing in the final round of qualifying for the Australian Open. The 20-year-old from Leeds only won her first slam qualifying match on Monday, but has now reached her first major tournament with a confident 6-0 6-1 victory over Lu.

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