Play Starts at French Open after Rain Delay
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
1:45 p.m. - After a delay of more than 2½ hours, play has finally started at the French Open.
Wearing a fluorescent yellow shirt and shoes, defending champion Stan Wawrinka is up against Lukas Rosol on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Last year, Wawrinka's pink-checkered shorts were a major topic of conversation at Roland Garros, so much so that the Swiss player draped them over the table in front of him during his final news conference. He has opted for a pair of black shorts this year.
1:00 p.m. - The rain at the French Open has eased and the grounds crew at Roland Garros is now sweeping water off the court covers.
Play has been delayed by two hours but matches could be starting soon.
Unlike at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, there is no roof over the center court at the clay-court Grand Slam. A retractable roof is expected to be delivered by 2018.
12:25 p.m. - It is still raining in Paris and French Open organizers have announced there will be no play at least before 1 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - Poor weather is playing havoc with the French Open schedule for the second consecutive day.
Showers over Paris on Monday have forced the organizers to delay the start of play by 1½ hours after only 10 out of 32 matches were completed on Day 1.
Tuesday's forecast is grim but a break in the weather could allow matches to go ahead early in the afternoon.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka is set to play Lukas Rosol on Court Philippe Chatrier, while Andy Murray will open his campaign at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament against Radek Stepanek, who qualified for the main draw at the age of 37.
In the women's draw, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is up against 120th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski.
(Story by: The Associated Press)