The third round between Nadia Petrova and Aravane Rezai was suspended at 6-7(2) 6-4 7-7 on Friday due to darkness and both players went to sleep knowing they had blown three match points. The match was continued today and the 19th-seeded Petrova finished it in just 15 minutes, breaking the 15th-seeded Rezai for a 9-8 lead and then serving out the match.
Russia’s Petrova, who was semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2003 and 2005, will play second seed Venus Williams in the fourth round. Petrova has never defeated Williams in their four meetings, but none of them were on clay. (photo: Stephane Martinache)