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Rain at US Open scrubs Serena Williams match

August 28, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will get an extra day of rest after her match was scrubbed from Wednesday’s schedule at the rainy U.S. Open.

After a rain delay ate up most of the afternoon, tournament officials postponed eight women’s singles matches but kept others on the slate, including the night session involving defending men’s champion Andy Murray and American Sloane Stephens.

Venus Williams was two points into her match against Zheng Jie and was scheduled to return to the court if the weather cleared. So was No. 6-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, who had been up an early break against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez when the rain started.

In addition to Serena Williams’ match against Galina Voskoboeva, officials postponed matches involving No. 8 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic and No. 25 Kaia Kanepi.

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