China's Peng Shuai has had herself a very tough Tuesday in Melbourne. Peng was taking on Kurumi Nara of Japan in round one of singles play but unfortunately for the Chinese she would fall victim to the heat of the day, which was pushing 40 degrees celsius.
|Peng was taking on Kurumi Nara of Japan in round one of singles|
play but unfortunately for the Chinese she would fall victim to
the heat of the day, which was pushing 40 degrees celsius.
Although the pictures provided us don’t show the end of this one, Peng would end up being hampered by severe cramps and heat stroke that left her pretty much a sitting duck for her Japanese opponent. Late in this one.
Although she would look good early, Peng would fall in three sets and the hope is now, she will be able to recuperate in time to make a run in the doubles. Peng and her partner, Hsue Sei-Wei of Chinese Taipei who was also a first round loser Tuesday...falling to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic are the second ranked doubles team in the World.
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