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Australian Open Bans Russia, Belarus Flags After Audience Outcry

Russian and Belarussian flags will be banned from the Australian Open after a confrontation at a match on the first day of the tennis tournament, organizers said Tuesday. 

Fans waved a Russian flag at a first-round match between Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova and Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindl, prompting Ukrainian fans to call security and police, The Age newspaper reported.