The Latest: Rain suspends play again at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
The rain is back at Wimbledon.
Venus Williams, who started her match on No. 1 Court later than scheduled because of rain, was forced off again while leading Daria Kasatkina 3-1.
Play on Centre Court, the only venue at the All England Club with a retractable roof, is still going on, with Stan Wawrinka leading Juan Martin del Potro.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has started her third-round match against Daria Kasatkina after a rain delay of about 45 minutes.
They are playing on No. 1 Court.
Action is still being suspended on all the other courts at the All England Club – except Centre Court, the only venue with a retractable roof, where Stan Wawrinka took the first set of his second-round match against Juan Martin del Potro.
There is tennis being played at Wimbledon – on one court, anyway.
Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro have started their second-round match at Centre Court, with the retractable roof closed.
Action is being delayed on other courts because of rain.
Only a few points were played before rain interrupted the action on Day 5 at Wimbledon.
Dustin Brown of Germany took a 30-15 lead over Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Court No. 2, with play lasting for only 1 minute.
Annika Beck of Germany took an early lead on Court 7. She won the first point and leads Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 15-0.
With 13 Wimbledon titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be back on Centre Court on Day 5 of the championships.
While rain delayed early matches on the outside courts Friday, Williams and Federer were due up later on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof in case of bad weather.
Six-time women's winner Williams was set to face fellow American Christina McHale in a second-round match, with seven-time men's champion Federer facing British player Daniel Evans in the third round.
Weather permitting, five-time winner Venus Williams and two-time defending men's champion Novak Djokovic will be playing on Court No. 1. Venus, seeded No. 8, is due up first against No. 29 Daria Kasatkina, while Djokovic is paired against No. 28 Sam Querrey.