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Fans denied entry after setting off flare

Updated: January 17, 2010, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Eleven fans were ejected from Melbourne Park for disruptive behavior and smuggling flares onto the grounds on the first morning of the Australian Open.

In another incident, police said a group of Croatian supporters were denied entry to the grounds Monday after setting off a flare.

Victoria Police Superintendent Jock Menzel said the 11 ejected people were standing on chairs and bothering spectators during the match between Croatia's Ivo Karlovic and Czech Radek ...

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