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Rain ruled the courts at the Soweto Open on Thursday with just over an hour’s tennis play possible at the Arthur Ashe centre.

Play was first postponed and then called off and the men’s quarter-final and doubles matches were postponed.

Also still be be completed are four women’s matches and a doubles quarter-final.

Top seed Anne Keothavong of England is 2-1 up in the third set of her match against Eirini Georgatou of Greece but second seed, Czech Petra Cetkovska, looks on course for victory against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, as she won the first set 7-6 (6) and is 5-1 up in the second.

In the women’s doubles, the South African duo of Surina de Beer and Chanel Simmonds took the first set against their opponents, Valeria Savinykh and Corinna Dentoni of Russia and Italy respectively, 6-1 and is 3-3 in the second.

Thursday’s incompleted scores:

Women’s quarter-finals
[1] Anne Keothavong (GBR) leads Eirini Georgatou (GRE) 7-6 (3) 3-6 2-1
[2] Petra Cetkovska (CZE) leads Kiki Bertens (NED) 7-6 (6) 5-1
[8] Kathrin Woerle (GER) leads [3] Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 7-6 (5) 4-4
Valeria Savinykh (RUS) leads [7] Corinna Dentoni (ITA) 6-4 4-1

Doubles quarter-finals
Surina de Beer (RSA)/Chanel Simmonds (RSA) lead Ana-Clara Duarte (BRA)/Teodora Mircic (SRB) 6-1 3-3


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