Posted: Thursday January 16, 2014 3:39 AM

Australian Open glance

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A look at the fourth day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Thursday:

WEATHER: High of 43 Celsius (109 Fahrenheit). The Extreme Heat Policy was enforced in the mid-afternoon, with matches suspended on outer courts and roofs closed on the two main arenas.

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 33,419.

SEEDED WINNERS: Men: No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 6 Roger Federer, No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 16 Kei Nishikori.

Women: No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 11 Simona Halep, No. 16 Carla Suarez Navarro,

No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 25 Alize Cornet, No. 29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

SEEDED LOSERS: Men: No. 24 Andreas Seppi.

STAT OF THE DAY: 63: number of consecutive matches played by Roger Federer at Rod Laver Arena until his Thursday match at the secondary Hisense Arena.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ''It was an oven ... it was burning'' - Cornet on the heat.

PLAYING FRIDAY: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Daniel Hantuchova, No. 4 Li Na vs. Lucie Safarova, No. 14 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 17 Sam Stosur; No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs. Denis Istomin, No. 3 David Ferrer vs. No. 29 Jeremy Chardy, No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka vs. No. 28 Vasek Pospisil.

FORECAST FRIDAY: Expected maximum of 44 C (111 F), but a late change is expected to make things cooler for the weekend.

 
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