Heat wave hits Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia -- One player fainted midmatch as temperatures topped 108 degrees Fahrenheit at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.
The scorching heat on Day 2 thinned crowds at Melbourne Park and prompted players to cool off between points with bags of ice on their heads or draped over their necks. Little relief was expected this week, with similar heat forecast until Friday.
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