A HARROWING picture of Simona Halep in a hospital mattress confirmed simply how a lot tennis gamers put their our bodies via.
The Romanian was admitted to hospital after suffering from 'extreme dehydration' following her epic Australian final defeat to Caroline Wozniacki.
Halep went down 7-6 three-6 6-four in the Melbourne showdown and spent two hours and 50 minutes in the on courtroom.
However the stifling warmth clearly had a critical after-impact as she was pictured on a drip and together with her eyes closed after the final.
In all, she had spent virtually 12 hours on courtroom all through her first six rounds, in the acute Melbourne warmth.
It was clear Halep was struggling right away.
Talking instantly after the match, she stated: "It's not straightforward to speak now however to start with I would like to congratulate Caroline, she performed superb.
"It's been an ideal event to me. In fact I'm unhappy I couldn't win today however Caroline was higher than me."
Halep misplaced her world No 1 rating following rating following the defeat.
It’s her third final look, following losses in the 2014 and 2017 French Open showpieces.
A HARROWING picture of Simona Halep in a hospital mattress confirmed simply how a lot tennis gamers put their our bodies by way of.