14 January 2014 Last updated at 09:18 GMT

Australian Open 2014: 42C heat causes havoc in Melbourne

Australian Open 2014

  • Venue: Melbourne Park
  • Dates: 13-26 January

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BBC Sport's Alex South reports from Melbourne, where searing heat reaching 42C has been causing havoc for players and fans at the 2014 Australian Open.

Canada's Frank Dancevic required medical attention after fainting during his match against Benoit Paire, while a ball boy collapsed and needed medical support during Milos Raonic's four-set victory over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

Former women's world number one Caroline Wozniacki later told reporters the heat melted a plastic water bottle during her straight sets win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.