Footage of the incident shows a clearly deeply distressed Jakupovic struggling to catch her breath, with concerned officials rushing to her side.
It advises staying indoors, if possible, closing windows and doors, visiting air-conditioned public spaces such as libraries and shopping centres, following asthma and other respiratory-health plans, and speaking to a doctor or nurse if you experience difficulty breathing or a tightness in your chest. "But the points were a bit longer and I just couldn't breathe anymore and I just fell on the floor".
The umpire said the conditions were behind the call to stop play after nearly two and a half hours.
"It's not healthy for us". I warmed up and then I was most surprised by how bad it still was when I was walking out to the court.
Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard also survived a gruelling battle in Melbourne's smoke to scrape through the first round of Australian Open qualifying.
Victoria's Environment Protection Authority had warned that air quality in the state - of which Melbourne is the capital - would range from moderate to hazardous because of wildfires that have been raging for months both in Victoria and the neighbouring state of New South Wales.
Bouchard received medical attention for about 10 minutes after winning the second-set tie-break.
Taking on German Laura Siegemund in the Australian Open warm-up tournament, the players and officials made a decision to stop play at 5-5 in the second set.
"After two and a half hours that was the right call for me".
"I started feeling a cough coming toward the end of the second set but I've been sick for a few weeks so I thought that had something to do with it", Sharapova told SBS after the match.
"From a health stand point it's the right call from officials".