Officials did not warn us about the weather, says Maria Sharapova

Jan 17, 2014    

Maria Sharapova needed 3 hours and 28 minutes to beat Karin Knapp in the second round of the Australian Open, winning a titanic third set 10-8. During the course of the match, Australian Open officials decided conditions were too severe and stopped play on the outer courts while closing the roofs on the show courts. The match, naturally, took a lot out of both players. Sharapova's post-match comments on her victory and the conditions are below:Q. Some people have described the courts as inhumane to play on. Others said they felt like they were going to die on court. How do you feel after th...

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