One of the great promises of Spanish tennis, the Basque Ane Mintegi, had to retire in her quarterfinal match of the Australian Junior Open after suffering a heat stroke when she lost to Germany's Alexandra Vecic 6-1 and 1 -one. The Spanish teenager made the decision to leave before resuming a game that had been interrupted by the intense heat. With temperatures that touched 40 degrees at noon, the tournament organization was forced to take extreme heat measures such as the interruption of some games because the playing conditions were dangerous to health. Despite the truce, the Spanish tennis player had already suffered dizziness and had to be transferred to a hospital to avoid greater evils. Mintegi was the only Spanish representative in the junior cadres of Melbourne Park.