Tennis player Dalila Jakupovic was forced to retire in the second set of her qualifying match on the first day of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne due to a coughing fit brought on by brushfire smoke and poor air quality. After reporting chest pain during her warmups, Jakupovic told reporters, "The points were getting bigger and I couldn't breathe out on the court. I couldn't stand up." UPI reports that tournament officials suspended play Tuesday morning due to poor air quality, but conditions are expected to improve later in the week.
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