Heat Waves Strike Stars at Aus Open - The New Indian Express

Heat Waves Strike Stars at Aus Open

  • Maria Sharapova of Russia wraps an ice-towel around her head during a break in her second round match against Karin Knapp of Italy at the Australian Open in Melbourne Australia Thursday Jan. 16 2014 | AP
  • Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. receives treatment for heat related illness during her second round match against Simona Halep of Romania during her second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • A spectator covers himself from the sun as he watches the second round matches as temperatures are expected to top 44 C (112 F) at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Sloane Stephens places a ice-towel around her neck during her second round match against Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Milos Raonic of Canada cools himself with an ice pack during a break in his first round match against Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 | AP
  • A ball-girl is assisted from the court after collapsing during the first round match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 | AP
  • Roger Federer of Switzerland makes a backhand return to Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from himself between games against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during their second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • The lightning is seen in the sky at Margaret Court Arena as the second round matches were suspended due to the rain at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Spectators uses a flag to cover as rain stops play at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Spectators move to cover as rain stops play at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Ground staff dry Margaret Court Arena after rain stopped play at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Ground staff and ball boys dry Margaret Court Arena after rain stopped play at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP
  • Victoria Azarenka hits a forehand return to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 | AP