AP PHOTOS: Heat wave hits Australian Open

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Maria Sharapova of Russia puts on ice vest between games as she plays Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Scorching temperatures at the Australian Open thinned crowds at Melbourne Park and prompted players to pile bags of ice on their heads and necks between points.

Here's a look at how players and fans tried to beat the heat on Tuesday.


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