Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep Ousted as Rain Halts Novak Djokovic’s Play at Roland Garros

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 | 0

Women’s seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep were trapped by the upset bug as rain played spoilsport again in the pre-quarterfinals of the Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Radwanska, the No. 2 seed, squandered a set and a break lead against Bulgarian journeywoman Tsvetana Pironkova, losing 6-2 3-6 3-6 to her 102nd-ranked opponent.

Sixth-seeded Halep of Romania also crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 7-6 6-3 loss to 21st seed Samantha Stosur of Australia in the other fourth-round encounter.

Stosur and Pironkova are scheduled to cross the swords in the last-eight stage here.

Meanwhile, men’s top seed Novak Djokovic’s battle against 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut was interrupted by rain midway through the match when the Serb led 3-6 6-4 4-1.

The other men’s match ups of Tomas Berdych – David Ferrer, David Goffin – Ernests Gulbus, and Dominic Thiem – Marcel Grannolers were halted by incessant showers.

The women’s singles matches of Venus Williams – Timea Bacsinszky, KiKi Bertens – Madison Keys, and Carla Suarez-Navarro – Yulia Putintseva have also been postponed to Wednesday’s schedule.



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