Nice to be thru to the second round, winning 6-0 6-2. Pretty hot out there, 42 degrees Celsius.. Now time for an ice bath and recovery!:)
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 14, 2014
Caroline Wozniacki might be the future Mrs. Rory McIlroy, but their relationship couldn’t possibly be hotter than what Caroline is feeling this week. On Tuesday in Melbourne, during the first round of the Australian Open tennis championship, temperatures reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit and soared north of 110 on the courts themselves.
Wozniacki, who won her match against Lourdes Dominguez Lino, 6-0, 6-2, said afterward that when he put her plastic water bottle down on the court during the match, it melted.
One player fainted on the court, but the tournament’s chief medical officer, Tim Wood, told ESPN, “A lot of people get hot and look distressed. The actual risk to the health is relatively small compared with other sports.”
Wood never mentioned golf in any of his comments.
Wozniacki, while exhausted, flashed her famous smile after her match. The melted water bottle didn’t make it back to the locker room. She will take on American Christina McHale in Round Two.