NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams will get an extra day of rest after her match was scrubbed from Wednesday's schedule at the rainy U.S. Open.
After a rain delay ate up most of the afternoon, tournament officials postponed eight women's singles matches but kept others on the slate, including the night session involving defending men's champion Andy Murray and American Sloane Stephens.
Venus Williams returned to the court against Zheng Jie. They had played two points before the rain hit and delayed play for about four hours. No. 6 seed Juan Martin del Potro also was back out after the rain delay, up a break early against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
In addition to Serena Williams' match against Galina Voskoboeva, officials postponed matches involving No. 8 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic and No. 25 Kaia Kanepi.