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Halep hospitalised with dehydration as Australian Open officials defend roof decision

• Simona Halep reportedly spent four hours in hospital after defeat
• Tennis Australia: wet bulb globe temperature did not exceed 32.5C

Simona Halep was hospitalised with dehydration following her Australian Open final defeat by Caroline Wozniacki, forcing tournament officials to explain why the roof was left open at the Rod Laver Arena.

According to Tennis Australia, who released a statement on Sunday, the roof was left open because the wet bulb globe temperature – a mixture of temperature and humidity – did not pass the required threshold of 32.5C to close it.

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