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Sport shines when little-known players live a small dream

Poland's Magda Linette celebrating after her 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over French fourth seed Caroline Garcia at the Australian Open on Monday. PHOTO: AFP
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MELBOURNE – “I don’t really believe it.”

There’s this moment in sport when an athlete travels to a place they’ve never been before. A dreamed-of foreign land. A destination which drives them to hit 100 extra serves on a tired morning.

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