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Francesca Jones qualifies for Australian Open years after doctors ruled her out of tennis

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Doctors told Francesca Jones when she was eight that she would never be able to play professional tennis.

The now-20-year-old Brit was born with the rare genetic condition, ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, leaving her with three fingers and a thumb on each hand and a total of seven toes.

Jones has had to endure multiple surgeries and, due to her dominant right foot only having three toes, has struggled with balance throughout her career.

“The doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to play…



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