MELBOURNE (Ekstra Bladet): Tennis can be a sports.
Ask just Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils, as during last year's Australian Open settled their showdown at a temperature button on the blue hardcourt was measured to be insane 69 degrees.
A situation in which Melbourne-experienced Caroline Wozniacki a good piece along the way can recognize. About the kind of relationship she says:
- Your feet burn, and you can hardly breathe. It is like being in a sauna. Imagine that you need to work out in a sauna.
- In this kind of weather is that big a difference between shade and sun, and you can see the onlookers seek shade while you play in the sun, " she says, and welcomes new initiatives and new varmepolitik welcome:
- It is good, they do something, it gets really brutally hot sometimes, where it is almost inhumane to play. Now we must see how this is going to work.
Caroline is trying to keep his head cold in Melbourne in 2012. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
The new ‘heat stress scale’, including air temperature, strålingsvarme, humidity and wind speed and summarizing it into an undetectable numbers through five monitoring stations on the plant itself. The old system did not take into account local differences.
the Technology is developed in cooperation with the University of Sydney.
- We have assembled and worked with a lot of data the last 12 months, and we have made a list of the decisions we have taken in the past five years. They have – also after the new scale has been right, says turneringsdirektør Craig Tiley.
In the men there will be a 10-minute break between the third and fourth set, and in the year will also be the fifth set will be decided with a tiebreak. Also women should in the future decide the third set in the tiebreak, and it is Caroline Wozniacki are not completely satisfied with.
- I liked that you played a long set, it was more fair. A tiebreak can go either way and is more of a lottery. But I can well understand that they will not have to fight to pull so far out, she says.
Also, the crowd struggling in the heat, and some notes on it. Photo: AP
She gets even tolerable circumstances during his first game on Monday night, but Tuesday the temperature rises again. The forecasters promise 35 degrees, but temperatures in the 40's are far from unusual, when the wind comes from the red desert in the continent's centre.
- You can be in great physical shape, but there are just some that are better suited to heat than others from nature's hand, says Caroline Wozniacki, who despite her bright appearance is quite good to handle the heat.
Heath has in between been so violent that spectators are dejset away up on the stage – in the shady side – while the players have fought far down in the sunny pot. Also boldbørn have fainted along the way.
It is particularly bad when the humidity also becomes high, as during She 2018-final against Simona Halep. The Romanian spent so the night after in the hospital for observation for dehydration.
Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open
Winner: Simona Halep 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
3. round: Johanna Contaminated, Britain, 6-3 6-1
1.round: Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 1-6 7-6(3) 6-4
2. round: Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-4 6-2
3. round: Garbiñe Muguruza, of Spain, 4-6 7-5 6-3
4. round: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 2-6 7-5
Quarter-final: Kim Clijsters, Belgium, 6-3 7-6(4)
semi final: Na Li, China, 3-6 7-5 6-3
4. round: Na Li of China, 6-4 6-3
3. round: Jelena Dokic, Australia, 3-6 6-1 6-2
4. round: Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, 6-1 7-6(2)
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