The temperature on the Australian tennis courts was already stifling, now the air is unbreathable. Tennis player Dalila Jakupovic paid the price Tuesday 14 January as she led in her qualifying match for the Australian Open. Unable to continue the match, a violent cough took away his chances of joining the Grand Slam tournament.
In question ? The gigantic fires that have ravaged Australia for months and plunge Melbourne under thick black smoke. Several training sessions have been canceled and different players have expressed concerns about their health conditions during the competition. The Australian Open begins on January 20.