Photos: French Open Day 5
Day 5 of the French Open was wet and wild. Rain washed out 35 matches Thursday and caused multiple interruptions, leaving players and fans frustrated.
No more than two matches were completed on any court, and the day ended with Maria Sharapova walking off in the rain after her second-round match was called with the Russian leading Canada's Genie Bouchard 6-2, 4-2. As a result, Friday will be yet another jam-packed day as organizers try to get the tournament back on schedule.
Here are some of the best pictures from Day 5.
Li Na and Bethanie Mattek-Sands: The 28-year-old American continued her resurgent play, knocking off the sixth-seeded Li 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. If you are shocked by this result, then you haven't been paying attention. Mattek-Sands has been the second-best American behind Serena Williams for the better part of four months. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
Sloane Stephens: The rain didn't stop Stephens, who rolled 6-3, 6-1 over U.S. compatriot Vania King. Thursday's victories by Stephens, Mattek-Sands and Jamie Hampton bring to five the number of American women into the third round, the most since 2004. (Michel Euler/AP)
Grigor Dimitrov: The 22-year-old Bulgarian could be fist-pumping a lot of things these days, but on this occasion he was just pleased with his 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-1 win over Lucas Pouille to make the third round of a Slam for the first time. (Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images)
Stanislas Wawrinka: Either that ball was soaking wet or that is an incredible amount of spin. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic: The world No. 1 always comes prepared. (Petr David Josek/AP)
Sam Stosur: No one has had better luck during these rainy Paris days than Stosur. Two days ago, she was scheduled first on Chatrier and got her match in the books. She had the same luck Thursday, beating Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3. Next up, a tough test against Jelena Jankovic. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Genie Bouchard: Girl, open your eyes! It's OK! It's only Maria Sharapova. (Petr David Josek/AP)
Stanislas Wawrinka: Don't worry, Mr. Line Umpire, Stan won't hurt you. He's actually really friendly. (Michael Spingler/AP)
Benoit Paire: The best beard in the game -- there are no worthy challengers -- is into the third round of the French Open for the first time. He beat Lukasz Kubot 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-4. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)