Open da Austrália 2019, antevisão de femininos
January 14-27, 2019 -- O Open da Austrália, o primeiro torneio Grand Slam da época, disputa-se em Melbourne. Para a época de 2019, haverá a introdução de tie-breaks no set final. Até agora, o set final só podia ser ganho com dois jogos de vantagem, mas a nova regra dita que se o set final ficar 6-6, o vencedor será o tenista que primeiro conseguir 10 pontos.
A further change at this year’s Australian Open means that men’s singles players will be allowed 10-minute breaks if temperatures reach hazardous levels.
Organisers agreed to extend their Extreme Heat Policy after temperatures in the shade approached 40C during the 2018 tournament. A 10-minute break was already in place for the women’s and junior singles, plus a 15-minute break for wheelchair singles.
Under the new policy, if a reading of 4.0 is recorded on the Australian Open Heat Stress Scale during a men’s singles match, a 10-minute break will be allowed after the third set. Breaks in women’s, junior or wheelchair singles matches will take place between the second and third sets.
If a reading of 5.0 is recorded, the tournament referee can suspend play.