Skip to main content

U.S. Open women's singles final postponed until Sunday

updated 5:45 PM EDT, Sat September 8, 2012
Rain lashed the Arthur Ashe Stadium early on Saturday and is predicted to return later in the day.
Rain lashed the Arthur Ashe Stadium early on Saturday and is predicted to return later in the day.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Heavy rain and storms forecast for Saturday force tournament organizers to delay final
  • Match rescheduled for a 4.30 p.m. ET start on Sunday
  • Storms and tornado warning also delays start of men's semifinals at Flushing Meadows

(CNN) -- The U.S. Open women's singles final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka has been postponed until Sunday because of forecast bad weather at Flushing Meadows late on Saturday.

"The weather forecast for this evening is calling for storms with heavy rain and high winds," said a statement on the official U.S. Open website.

"Due to the severe weather forecast, session 25 featuring the Women's Singles Final will be postponed until Sunday, September 9, 2012."

Jim Courier's U.S. Open tips

Officials later confirmed that the match will get underway at 4.30 p.m. ET.

Organizers were already running behind schedule on Saturday before the announcement was made.

The first men's semifinal between Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray got underway 90 minutes late due to storms and a tornado warning.

"We are continuing the day session as scheduled and will closely monitor the weather for the remainder of today's day session," the U.S. Open website statement added.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 10:20 AM EDT, Wed April 2, 2014
At the 2009 Australian Open, French men's tennis was the talk of the town.
updated 2:00 PM EDT, Tue April 15, 2014
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - APRIL 14: Rafael Nadal of Spain sails a boat during day two of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Tennis at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on April 14, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal may be most at home on a clay tennis court, but he has always found comfort on the sea.
updated 7:07 AM EDT, Fri March 21, 2014
Tennis star Venus Williams reveals how she is beating the autoimmune disease that derailed her career.
updated 5:14 AM EST, Wed March 5, 2014
After two decades dedicated to the game, Amelie Mauresmo wants a second life -- one away from tennis.
Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes his face after losing his men's final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day 14 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Almost five years to the day after reducing Roger Federer to tears at the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal shed a few in his own loser's speech.
updated 9:48 PM EST, Sat February 1, 2014
Li Na outperformed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, but can she now surpass the Russian as the world's richest female athlete?
Roger Federer may have lost again to Rafael Nadal in the business end of a grand slam, but he can take some heart from yet another record says CNN's Will Edmonds.
updated 8:58 AM EST, Tue January 21, 2014
Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker -- today's tennis stars are teaming up with past legends of the game.
updated 1:59 PM EST, Wed January 15, 2014
Can't stand the heat of the first tennis grand slam of 2014? Then you clearly haven't been doing enough Bikram yoga.
After nearly a decade without any real change at the top of men's tennis, CNN's Will Edmonds looks at next generation of future stars.
updated 8:14 AM EST, Thu January 9, 2014
Ana Ivanovic is still seeking to rediscover the form that took her to the top of the rankings -- but she has found a new lease of life.
updated 6:42 AM EST, Mon January 6, 2014
As a teen sensation, Bernard Tomic had the tennis world at his feet -- but he's in danger of blowing it, says Australian great Pat Rafter.
ADVERTISEMENT