French Open: Stosur, Jankovic advance as rain disrupts action at Roland Garros again
PARIS (AFP) - Former finalist Samantha Stosur and three-time semi-finalist Jelena Jankovic beat torrential Paris rain to reach the French Open third round on Thursday.
After a 1hr 40min delay had left ninth-seeded Stosur a set and 4-1 up on France's Kristina Mladenovic, the Australian then took advantage of a 20-minute window on their return to Court Philippe Chatrier to complete a 6-4, 6-3 win.
The 2011 US Open champion will face Serb 18th seed Jelena Jankovic for a place in the last 16.
Jankovic, a semi-finalist in 2007, 2008 and 2010, beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-0.