Rain forces 3rd straight Monday final at US Open

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While the men were warming up, the women’s doubles final was halted in progress, with Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova three points from victory at 5-4 in the third set against Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. With a thin mist falling, tournament referee Brian Earley and tournament director Brian Curley went on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court to check the conditions, determined the courts were too slick and sent the players to the locker room.

The doubles final was scheduled to resume Monday at 3 p.m. _ meaning the women will come back, warm up and, if Huber and Petrova get off to a good start, might only end up playing three points.

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