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Australian Open Heat

If you’ve taken the time to watch any of the Australian Open you know it’s hot, really hot.  Temperatures have held consistently above 100 degrees.  I’m sure the blue courts of Melbourne Park don’t cool things down. There have been complaints from both players and fans.  Several players have collapsed on the courts not in celebration, but pure exhaustion.  Despite the heat, there has still been some great tennis to watch.

Fans are keeping cool by draping towels over their head or huddling next to the mist fans among the stands.  Some tennis players are using a different cool strategy, ice vests.  GlobalPost released an article Wednesday capturing the heat in a series of pictures.

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*images obtained from Google images

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