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Rain disrupts Day 3 in Paris

Rain is wreaking havoc on Tuesday's schedule at the 2013 French Open.

A 2 1/2-hour delay prevented play from getting underway, and more rain came after players took to the courts at Stade Roland Garros.

Ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur got her work in, as the former U.S. Open champion and 2010 French Open runner-up leveled 42-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2 in the opening round.

"I was happy to get out there and start," said Stosur, who lost to Francesca Schiavone in the final here three years ago. "It was spitting a little bit when we went out there. You think, 'Oh, are we going to start or are we not?' Lucky for me I was able to finish the match before this last downpour came."

Date-Krumm is the third-oldest woman to play at Roland Garros.

The 29-year-old Stosur has reached at least the semifinals in Paris three of the last four years.

Third-seeded former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka was on Tuesday's schedule, as the Australian Open champion and U.S. Open runner-up was slated to meet Russian Elena Vesnina, but that match has been postponed until Wednesday.