French Open: Agnieszka Radwanska takes the first set against Pironkova before rain delay

Agnieszka Radwanska will have to wait another day to see if she can book a spot in the quarterfinals of the French Open. On Day 8, Radwanska began her match against Tsvetana Pironkova but was suspended due to weather conditions at the start of the second set. Radwanska leads the match 6-2, 3-0. The players were supposed to resume the match today, but because of heavy rain all matches were cancelled.

Radwanska Too Strong for Pironkova

It was a shaky start for the second seed who had to save a break point in the first game after hitting a backhand unforced error. Pironkova failed to convert this opportunity and she paid a high cost in the following game when after another long game Radwanska got the break, leading 2-0. However, Pironkova recovered the break in the following game.

The Pole was determined to get back the break and she showed that when she got the first break point. The Bulgarian was on the edge, as every ball Radwanska hit made her run, nevertheless, she was able to save a second break point. It would take four break points for Radwanska to get the break and once again lead 3-1.

The Pole had the pressure to consolidate the break with her serve, and she did in probably the easiest game of the set. Radwanska only made sure to make her advantage wider as she broke for the third time, giving herself the chance to serve for the first set.

Two unforced errors and a double fault later put Radwanska in the awkward position of having to save three break points. The Bulgarian denied Radwanska the chance to close the set on her serve. It was time for Pironkova to hold her serve for the first time in the set, but even after saving one set point, the Pole proved to be stronger when she hit a passing shot to take the first set 6-2, in only 46 minutes.

Rain Stops the Match as Radwanska Cruises 3-0

In the second set, it was Radwanska the first to cause harm, breaking Pironkova for the fifth time in a row. The Pole went on to hold her serve to get a lead of 3-0. At this point, because of the weather conditions the match was suspended.

Radwanska and Pironkova will finish their fourth round match on the first turn of the Suzanne Lenglen Court tomorrow.