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US Open: Women’s final postponed to Sunday

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Updated September 8, 2012

Saturday’s US Open women’s singles final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka has been postponed until Sunday because of forecast heavy rains and storms in New York, organisers announced.

“The weather forecast for this evening is calling for storms with heavy rain and high winds,” said a tournament spokesman.

“Due to the severe weather forecast, session 25 featuring the Women’s Singles Final will be postponed until Sunday, September 9, 2012. We will confirm the start time for the Women’s Final by 7:00 p.m. ET (2300GMT) this evening.”

Play on Saturday had already been delayed by 90 minutes following heavy rain and a tornado warning which had been issued for the New York area.