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Rain alters US Open schedule

Updated: August 29, 2013, 1:08 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- Thanks to the rain and the schedule-makers, Serena Williams got an unexpected day off Wednesday at the US Open.

On a gray, drippy day at Flushing Meadows, tournament officials postponed the defending champion's second-round match against Galina Voskoboeva, along with seven others on the women's singles slate.

Besides Serena Williams, No. 8 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic and No. 25 Kaia Kanepi got an extra day of rest.

With the storm bearing down ...

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