Rogowska battling as rain halts Paris qualifying
Olivia Rogowska and Lizette Cabrera are held up by rain, while John-Patrick Smith is beaten on day two of French Open qualifying.
Olivia Rogowska will return to action in the middle of a final-set tussle with Liechtenstein’s Kathinka von Deichmann when French Open qualifying resumes on Wednesday.
Rogowska, who narrowly missed out on a wildcard when she lost in the final of the Australian women’s play-off on Sunday, trailed 7-5 6-7(5) 1-2 on serve when rain halted play at Roland Garros.
The weather prevented fellow Australian Lizette Cabrera from starting her match against Japan’s Junri Namigata.
John-Patrick Smith was the only Australian able to complete a match on Tuesday – the world No.197 from Queensland went down 6-3 4-6 6-4 to French wildcard Corentin Denolly.
The rain-delayed matches mean a busy order of play on Wednesday, with eight Australian players in action:
Destanee Aiava (AUS) v Fangzhou Liu (CHN)
Court 8, first match
Priscilla Hon (AUS) v Deborah Chiesa (ITA)
Court 13, first match
Olivia Rogowska (AUS) v Kathinka Von Deichmann (LIE)
Court 13, second match
Arina Rodionova (AUS) v Harmony Tan (FRA)
Court 18, first match
Lizette Cabrera (AUS) v Junri Namigata (JPN)
Court 13, third match
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v Jurgen Zopp (EST)
Court 6, fourth match
Bernard Tomic (AUS) v Jay Clarke (GB)
Court 6, fifth match
Akira Santillan (AUS) v Alexandre Muller (FRA)
Court 18, fifth match