It was a wet day for the US Open with a six hour rain delay. The only person that celebrated the delay was Maria Sharapova who was off to a not so stellar start losing 4-0 to Marion Bartoli. Sharapova will resume her match Bartoli on Wednesday.
The biggest match of the night soon-to-be-retiree, Andy Roddick, was facing off against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina was also delayed. Roddick was leading the brief match 1-0 in the first set tiebreaker. There match is set to resume on Wednesday after Sharapova. Another match that was put on pause was defending champion Novak Djokovic against Staislas Warwrinka. Which if you as me is a match between which name I pronounce more poorly. Djokovic was up 2-0 before the rain delay.
Despite the headliners all having to take a rain check some tennis did actually happen.It might have been the most interesting tennis to happen in the entire open on the women’s side. Not to hate on Serena Williams for creaming people but it’s not exactly engaging tennis. No. 1 ranked Victoria Azarenka beat defending champion No. 7 ranked Samantha Stosur, 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-5). Azarenka won despite her game being interrupted by rain for 75-minutes.
On the guys side Spanish No. 4 ranked David Ferrer moved on to the quarter-finals after defeating France’s Richard Gasquet, 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.
Let’s hope the rain stays away tomorrow so we can get back to the tennis.
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