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05/31 09:13 CDT The Latest: Stosur reaches French Open quarterfinals The Latest: Stosur reaches French Open quarterfinals PARIS (AP) --- The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:10 p.m. Samantha Stosur has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the fourth time. The 32-year-old Australian, a finalist at Roland Garros in 2010, beat sixth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 7-6 (0), 6-3. The players were pulled off court in the first set on Sunday evening because of rain and darkness and could not play Monday when the entire day was washed out for the first time in 16 years. Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, will next play either Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria or Agnieszka Radwanksa of Poland. ___ 3:30 p.m. Novak Djokovic is back on court at the French Open, where play has resumed after a rain delay of more than 2 hours. Before the break, Djokovic lost the first set of his fourth-round match against No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3. Shortly before the action on Court Philippe Chatrier returned, Djokovic wandered out into the arena for a look at the conditions, borrowing a green-and-orange Roland Garros umbrella from a fan. ___ 3 p.m. Three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's pick to take home the title from Roland Garros this year? Serena Williams. Says Sanchez Vicario: "I think she's the favorite to win. She's always the favorite." That doesn't mean it's a lock, though. "Definitely she is a human being," Sanchez Vicario added Tuesday, when she was announced at Roland Garros as an ambassador for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, "so she's beatable. ... At other tournaments that people (didn't) expect her to lose, she lost." ___ 12:55 p.m. Novak Djokovic is not having an easy time in the rain at the French Open, dropping the first set of his fourth-round match against 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain by a 6-3 score. It is the first set Djokovic has lost in this year's tournament as he tries to win a fourth consecutive major title and complete a career Grand Slam. Djokovic has already been broken three times in four service games against Bautista Agut, who is trying to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Right after the opening set ended, play was suspended on Court Philippe Chatrier because of the weather, and Djokovic and Bautista Agut headed to the locker room. Rain is delaying play in all singles matches at the moment. __ 12:45 p.m. The damp conditions don't suit Agnieszka Radwanska on Court Suzanne Lenglen, where the second-seeded Polish player has just lost six games in a row and the second set against Tsvetana Pironkova. The 102th-ranked Pironkova trailed 6-2, 3-0 when the match resumed. She got off to a strong start and overpowered Radwanska with aggressive shot making to force a decider before play was suspended. Matches on other courts continued, though. ___ 12:10 p.m. Players have finally stepped out on court at the French Open. There has been a break in the weather and second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is hoping to quickly complete her fourth-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Radwanska is trying to reach the quarterfinals for the second time in Paris as she holds a 6-2, 3-0 lead over her 102th-ranked Bulgarian rival. Their match was suspended on Sunday night and could not resume on Monday because of the rain that washed out play at the clay-court Grand Slam. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is on Court Philippe Chatrier against 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the quarterfinals. ___ 11:00 a.m. Play is again being delayed at the French Open. After stadium workers swept rain off the covers to make the courts ready for play, the tarps are back and organizers say there will be no match before 11:30 a.m. ___ 10:45 a.m. With more bad weather expected Tuesday, French Open organizers are trying to get as many matches as possible out of the way before the rain. After Monday's complete washout at the clay-court Grand Slam, matches will start at 11:00 a.m. --- three hours earlier than initially planned --- and be spread over more courts. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic takes on 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut in the first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, playing for a place in the quarterfinals. They will be followed by defending champion Serena Williams in her delayed fourth-round match against 18th-seeded Elina Svitolina. The first men's quarterfinals are also scheduled: Second-seeded Andy Murray against Richard Gasquet, and defending champion Stan Wawrinka against Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
 
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