Rain caused officials to suspend play at the Citi Open for about 40 minutes Tuesday afternoon before resuming, just to be suspended again five minutes after players returned to the courts at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Back-to-back storm systems blew through the area, dumping rain on players and spectators alike. The early rain tapered off within an hour, but the second was more substantial and forced tournament officials to cancel all WTA matches for the evening. ATP matches held in a delay for about three hours before resuming play.

Second-seeded Kristina Mladenovic’s match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria, sixth-seeded Monica Niculescu’s match against Japan’s Nao Hibino and Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard’s match against eighth-seeded American Christina McHale were among the women’s matches postponed. Play will resume Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The men’s matches got underway shortly after 8:30 p.m., when players started warming up on their respective courts.

When the rain initially hit, eighth-seeded Jack Sock and Romanian Marius Copil were still in their first set and were forced to take shelter under their umbrellas on the side at stadium court. Eventually, the players left and packed up their things as the rain picked up. Fans left their seats as well, taking cover. Sock and Copil were greeted to applause as they came back onto the court before being forced off once again.

Other players decided to wait out the delay with the fans.

On Saturday, play was suspended for most of the morning because of rain, but all of the men’s singles and doubles were able to play the first round of the qualifying tournament. The women’s singles did not get a chance to take the court Saturday and were forced to play two matches Sunday to advance.

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