Players continue to battle as heat wave grips Australia

The sun continues to beat down on Li Na during her third-round match against Lucie Safarova.
Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

At least the heat should be subsiding. The temperature dropped considerably to 32 (90F) during the event matches and lowered again to 23 C (73 F) when rain interrupted the night matches. Saturday's forecast is for a maximum of 23C (73 F).

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.