Heat delays Ana

Heat delays Ana

Searing heat at Melbourne Park has caused Ana's first round mixed doubles match with Novak Djokovic to be heavily delayed. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy, which prevents matches from starting on the outside courts if the temperature is deemed by the tournament office to be excessive, came into effect at 10.23am local time.

Initially scheduled for third match of the day on Margaret Court Arena, Ana's match against the Russian pairing of Igor Andreev and Maria Kirilenko was later changed to second match on MCA.

The Extreme Heat Policy was eventually revoked at 7.50pm local time, which means that the first match on MCA - a women's doubles match - will begin at 8.15pm local time. Ana's match will follow that, which will mean a late finish for the Serbian.