French Open: Samantha Stosur beats Paris rain as Nadal, Djokovic wait

China's Zheng Jie also reached the last 32 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Melanie Oudin of the United States. Kazakh 27th seed Yaroslava Shvedova, who made the quarter-finals last year, was knocked out by Argentine qualifier Paula Ormaechea, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6).

updated: May 30, 2013 20:39 IST
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Paris: Former finalist Samantha Stosur and three-time semi-finalist Jelena Jankovic beat torrential Paris rain to reach the French Open third round Thursday.

After a one hour, 40 minute halt had left ninth-seeded Stosur a set and 4-1 up on France's Kristina Mladenovic, the Australian then took advantage of a 20-minute window on their return to Court Philippe Chatrier to complete a 6-4, 6-3 win.

The 2011 US Open champion will face Serb 18th seed Jelena Jankovic for a place in the last 16.

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