The Latest: Rain delays outdoor play at Australian Open
A fan of Japan's Kei Nishikori waits for his second round match against Austin Krajicek of the United States to begin at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):
Light rain is falling at Melbourne Park, delaying the start of play on side courts at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
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Tournament officials said play would not start on those courts until at least 11:30 a.m. Ball boys and girls were sponging the courts off.
Melbourne Park has three stadiums with retractable roofs – Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Hisense Arena. Play began as scheduled on those courts, including the opening match on Rod Laver between fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich.