French Open

Rain brings French Open to early halt

2016-05-22 18:53
French Open

Paris - Rain brought an early finish to play on the first day of the French Open on Sunday with only 10 of the scheduled 32 matches completed.

Almost three hours was lost in the afternoon at a chilly Roland Garros before play resumed.

However, after just 30 minutes of further action, the rain returned and a stoppage for the night was called.



1st rd

Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x17) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (8/6), 6-4

Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Adrian Ungur (ROM) 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Donald Young (USA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2, 6-3

Benot Paire (FRA x19) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4


1st rd

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE x10) bt Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x24) bt Sara Sorribes (ESP) 6-2, 6-0

Viktorija Golubic (SUI) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Lucie Safarova (CZE x11) bt Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 6-0, 6-2

Note: Only 10 of the scheduled 32 matches were completed due to rain.

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