Heat wave hits Australian Open

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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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Sweat drips from the face of Rafael Nadal of Spain during a break in his first round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia changes his shirt during a break in his first round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Camila Giorgi of Italy cools off with ice pack during a break as she plays Storm Sanders of Australiia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia cools off with ice pack around the neck during his first round match Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Fernando Verdasco of Spain cools down during his first round match against Zhang Ze of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina takes a drink during a break as he plays Rhyne Williams of the U.S. in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. pours water to her neck as she sits in her chair between games during her first round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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)
Maria Sharapova of Russia takes a drink 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/Aaron Favila)
Kei Nishikori of Japan wraps an ice pack around his head during a break in his first round match against Marinko Matosevic of Australia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia cools off with an ice pack to cool off as she plays Misaki Doi of Japan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
Taiwan's Chan Hao-ching with ice pack on her head, watches the first round match between Christina McHale of the U.S. and Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Andy Murray of Britain takes a drink during a break in his first round match against Go Soeda of Japan at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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