NEW YORK (AP) — The rain came too late for Maria Sharapova.
Bounced from the U.S. Open just before a downpour Sunday, Sharapova faced reporters for a news conference that kept getting interrupted by screeching weather warnings going off on reporters’ cellphones.
“Is that the flood warning?” Sharapova asked.
“Darn it. If I was only there a little longer,” she said to laughter.
The fifth-seeded Sharapova didn’t get a break because of the weather in her 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 loss to 10th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki but other players did. The heavy rain and lightning forced the first suspension of play so far in the tournament.
– By James Martinez, www.twitter/jfmartinez
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