Rain affects play at Edgbaston

Play was badly affected due to persistent rain at the AEGON Classic at Edgbaston as the quarter-finals were left unfinished.


China's Jie Zheng was leading Roberta Vinci 6-3 5-6 when rain interrupted their match and forced the players off the court.

Zheng took the opening set 6-3, but Vinci responded impressively in the second set before rain intervened.

But Misaki Doi did manage to wrap up victory before the downpour ended play as she secured a 6-4 7-5 win over Stephanie Foretz Gacon of France in the third round.

Doi will next take on Jelena Jankovic in the quarter-finals, on the same side of the draw as Vinci and Zheng.

Organisers at Edgbaston will be anxious for an improved forecast on Saturday.

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