Rain Ruins Day One Of Auckland Classic
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 years ago Mon 02nd January 2017 | 02:10 PM
AUCKLAND, Jan 2, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 02nd Jan, 2017 ) - Rain disrupted the first day of the WTA Auckland Classic Monday with only two matches completed, delaying the start of top-seed Serena Williams's campaign.
Williams was forced to wait until 9:20pm, nearly three hours past her scheduled start time, before her first-round match against Pauline Parmentier of France and other night matches were postponed because of persistent rain.
Safarova fired down seven aces while Allertova served up nine double faults. In the second completed match, Japan's Kurumi Nara comfortably beat Antonia Lottner of Germany 6-2, 6-2. Fifth seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands was 5-3 up on American Lauren Davis in their first set when rain halted play.