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US Open 2015: Rain delays Serena Williams' quest for calendar slam

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 September 2015, 14:22 IST

Serena Williams, world number one tennis player, will have to wait another day to continue her quest for a calendar Grand Slam. The women's semi-finals at the US Open were postponed due to heavy rain forecasts at Flushing Meadows.

According to the Guardian, Serena's semi-final clash against Roberta Vinci will now take place after the first last-four tie between Simona Halep and Flavia Pennetta at 11am ET on Friday.

Serena, the 21-time Grand Slam champion, stands only two wins away from securing the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.

As a result of postponements, the men's semi-finals will now commence at 5pm instead of 3pm on Friday. Top seed Novak Djokovic will take on reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic in the first semi-final before high-octane all Swiss contest between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

-ANI

First published: 11 September 2015, 14:22 IST
 
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