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A Major win for Keeley at the Aussie Open

By Brayden May

KEELEY Major has lived out a childhood dream after walking out onto Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open.

The Rochester youngster played a big part in proceedings as she tossed the coin prior to the second round match between Laura Siegemund and world number two Karolina Plíšková. The latter went on to win the match.

Despite being full of nerves, Keeley did a fine job as the coin spun perfectly in the air.

And her mum Rachael and dad Brad were there to see it all happen.

“Seeing Keeley toss the coin definitely made our holidays,” Rachael said.

“We could see how nervous she was but once she saw us in the crowd you couldn't have wiped the smile off her face.

“She did a wonderful job and we couldn't be more proud of her.”

While she may not have been able to toss the coin for her hero Ash Barty, Keeley still did get to see her in doubles action.

“We actually fortunate to get out on Melbourne Arena with the hot shots kids and Ash was playing doubles after we had a hit,” Rachael said.

“Keeley always loves when she gets to watch Ash because she is such a talented player.”

As part of her experience, Keeley was able to walk through the arena's hallway of champions and she sat court side practising her coin toss prior to the match.