28-year-old Dalila Jakupovic retired from her qualifying match at the Australian Open after suffering a coughing fit due to wildfires plaguing the country.
Awful scenes in Melbourne.
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“I was really scared that I would collapse,” Jakupovic told Australian Associated Press. “I don’t have asthma and never had breathing problems. I actually like heat. The physio came again and I thought it would be better. But the points were a bit longer and I just couldn’t breathe anymore and I just fell on the floor.”