Australian Open qualifying player collapses on court as bushfire smoke chokes Melbourne

14 Janvier, 2020, 17:41 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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But that's what players were forced to contend with Monday during the tennis tourney at Melbourne Park, and several of them struggled to make it through their matches in Melbourne enveloped in the hazy air.

Ranked world No.180, Jakupovic was a set up and one point away from a tiebreak in the second set when she suffered the breathing difficulties and subsequently withdrew from the match.

Jakupovic said it was "not fair" that officials asked players to take the court in those conditions. "Both players are feeling the smoke so we are going to stop the match", the umpire had announced of the match between Sharapova, and German player Laura Siegemund.

He added: "We have experts who analyse all available live data as specific to our sites as possible and consult regularly with tournament officials and, in the case of heat and smoke, medical experts". Siegemund won the first set in a tiebreaker but players and officials chose to stop play at 5-5 in the second.

Brett Sutton, the state's chief health officer, said he believed air quality had dropped to the "worst in the world" overnight as cooler temperatures brought particles in the air close to the ground.

Melbourne started the day with hazardous air pollution as smoke from wildfires in Victoria's east and in southern New South Wales state drifted through.

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Between midnight and 4am Victoria's Environmental Protection Authority recorded hazardous levels of air pollution, which has since improved slightly - if you can call it that - to very poor.

Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley said when it became obvious smoke could have an impact, officials had to act for the welfare of all involved - players, fans and staff.

Melburnians are enduring some of the worst air quality in the world today and it's now taking its toll on elite athletes.

"We will stop if conditions become unsafe based on medical advice", he said.

"Avoid being outside in the smoke or dust".

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