AAA  Aug. 31, 2014 5:50 PM ET
US OPEN SCENE: Rain comes too late for Sharapova
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Tennis fans walk barefoot across the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center as rain falls suspending play during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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(AP) — The rain came too late for Maria Sharapova.

Bounced from the U.S. Open just before a downpour Sunday, Sharapova faced reporters for a news conference that kept getting interrupted by screeching weather warnings going off on reporters' cellphones.

"Is that the flood warning?" Sharapova asked.

"Darn it. If I was only there a little longer," she said to laughter.

The fifth-seeded Sharapova didn't get a break because of the weather in her 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 loss to 10th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki but other players did. The heavy rain and lightning forced the first suspension of play so far in the tournament.

— By James Martinez, www.twitter/jfmartinez

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