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French Open: 'Frozen' Victoria Azarenka through to round two after weather row

A frustrated Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open second round after briefly refusing to play in "completely ridiculous" conditions in Paris.

At 2-1 in the opening set, Azarenka left the court after a debate with officials, claiming it was "too cold".

The Belarusian 10th seed, wearing a jacket and leggings, eventually returned to beat Montenegro's Danka Kovinic 6-1 6-2 in just over one hour.

She will Venus Williams or Anna Schmiedlova in her next match.

'I live in Florida, I am used to hot weather'

Azarenka and Kovinic left the court after three games of the opening set

This year's French Open was delayed from its usual spot at the end of May because of the coronavirus pandemic and the autumnal setting has brought new challenges.