Rain postpones Volvo Car Open semifinals

April 7, 2018

Fans brave the rain during a rain delay in the semifinal match between Anastasija Sevastova, from Latvia, and Julia Goerges, from Germany, at the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It will be a jam-packed finish for the Volvo Car Open on Sunday after Saturday’s semifinals were postponed because of rain.

Organizers called a halt to a soggy Saturday after several weather delays. No. 5 seeded Julia Goerges of Germany and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, the eighth seed, began their opening set and were tied at 4-all when the match was postponed.

The schedule Sunday calls for American Madison Keys, seeded seventh, to play No. 12 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at 10:30 a.m., followed by the conclusion of the Goerges-Sevastova match.

After a doubles finals, the semifinal winners will compete for the title at the WTA’s first clay-court event of the season.

All four of the semifinalists are playing for their first Volvo Car Open title.

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