Bad light halts Sharapova's fightback
Date published :
27 Jun 2012 - 21:18:09
World number one Maria Sharapova was on course to complete a gritty fightback against Tsvetana Pironkova when bad light halted play with the Russian leading 7-6 (7/3), 3-1 in her second round match on Wednesday.
Sharapova recovered from 5-2 down to take the first set in a tie-break and had just broken to move 3-1 ahead when the tie was suspended until Thursday.
The French Open champion had been asking for play to be called off for several minutes before finally getting her wish.