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2012 U.S. Open: Rain Delay Hits Tournament On Tuesday

Since the start of the 2012 U.S. Open in New York, frequent rain showers have caused mutliple delays in play. Another one hit Flushing Meadows on Tuesday, stalling the tournament midway through the day session and forcing the suspension of three matches -- two singles matches and one doubles match.

No. 3 Maria Sharapova quickly fell behind No. 11 Marion Bartoli, who held a 4-0 lead in the first set prior to the stoppage of play. On the men's side of the draw, No. 4 David Ferrer leads No. 13 Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), 4-3. There has been no word yet on when the play is expected to resume for the tournament.

Assuming the rain stops soon, No. 20 Andy Roddick's match against No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro will still likely be on. The marquee match is set for 7 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Stay with this StoryStream for more U.S. Open coverage and head over to SB Nation's tennis hub for more news from the tournament. To keep up with the live scores, head over to the official website.

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