Darron Cummings/AP/Press Association Images Security checks the bag of a tennis fan arriving during a rain delay in the fourth round of play.
# Disruption
Frustration as rain strikes again at US Open
A men’s fourth-round match between David Ferrer and Richard Gasquet has been halted.

RAIN STOPPED PLAY at the US Open on Tuesday with French 11th seed Marion Bartoli leading Russian third seed Maria Sharapova 4-0 in their women’s quarter-final at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

A men’s fourth-round match between Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer and French 13th seed Richard Gasquet was halted with Ferrer leading 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), 4-3.

It was the third rain stoppage of the day. Showers earlier hit women’s top seed Victoria Azarenka’s victory over Australian defending champion Samantha Stosur and again to delay the Bartoli-Sharapova start.

With more rain expected for the next few hours, officials decided to delay the conclusion of the Sharapova-Bartoli match, allowing for the start of Andy Roddick’s men’s fourth-round match against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro to start when dry conditions return.

- © AFP, 2012

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