A lengthy rain delay at the 2017 US Open [VIDEO] will make for a compact order of play in upcoming days. It started to rain early in the morning/afternoon session on day two at the 2017 Us Open. As a result, numerous Matches were stopped mid-match while many others were postponed for the day without even starting.

Wickmayer and Strycova advanced quickly

Only two matches that were not played on Arthur Ashe Stadium saw completion. Barbora Strycova defeated Misaki Doi in an efficient two sets to make progress to the second round. That result is a great one for the Czech player and not just because she won. But in winning in so efficiently, her condition for the next round should be perfect, especially as the other players look at possibly playing a condensed schedule to catch the tournament up.

Yanina Wickmayer also advanced with a quick win over Lesia Tsurenko. Wickmayer had played well at the US Open before as she made the 2009 semifinals. Playing ahead of the pack regarding schedule may give the Belgian player an edge as well.

Matches that were stopped mid-match

In other matches that were stopped mid-match, one appeared to be reaching a climax. Elina Svitolina leads Katerina Siniakova by a set and 2-1 in a second-set tiebreaker. That was a match that could have just been minutes away from completion if Svitolina had been able to win a handful of points. The Ukrainian will no doubt be disappointed that she lost when she did. She is one of the players in the mix for the World No. 1 ranking [VIDEO] at this point and will be on the order of play to complete her match on Wednesday.

Some other mid-match results were as follows:

  • Dominic Thiem lead Alex De Minaur two sets to love
  • Leonardo Mayer and Richard Gasquet were knotted at one set a piece
  • Yuichi Sugita was up two sets to love on Geoffrey Blancaneaux
  • Bjorn Frantangelo was up a set on Ivo Karlovic
  • Monica Niculescu was up a set on Kristina Mladenovic
  • Francesca Schiavone was up a set on Kaia Kanepi, but the latter had a break in the 2nd set

The outer courts will be flooded with main-draw matches on day three as the tournament will look to try and catch up. Svitolina's match is scheduled for an 11 am time for a resumption in Louis Armstrong Stadium. The other matches to finish will be played on the outer courts, at this time all scheduled for 11 am start time as well. As always, schedules are subject to change due to poor weather. Rain delays are not uncommon at the US Open as many finals over the years have been played a day late.