China's Wang Qiang reacts after losing a point to Italy's Sara Errani during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: AP
China's Wang Qiang reacts after losing a point to Italy's Sara Errani during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: AP

Australian Open 2021: Wang Qiang, China’s No 1, crashes out in first round

  • Chinese star misses chance to play Venus Williams after 6-2, 4-6, 4-6 first round loss to Sara Errani, goes a year since last win
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China's Wang Qiang reacts after losing a point to Italy's Sara Errani during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: AP
China's Wang Qiang reacts after losing a point to Italy's Sara Errani during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: AP
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