Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina needed two days to overcome lengthy rain delays in addition to a spirited performance from Katerina Siniakova to win their opening-round match at the U.S. Open on Wednesday in New York.
The match spanned over two days after dark storm clouds opened up and washed out play on Tuesday.
Svitolina breezed through the first set before posting a 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Siniakova, the world's 42nd-ranked player. The Ukrainian needed just 23 minutes to claim the first set before her adversary from the Czech Republic benefited from three straight breaks of serve at the start of the second.
Siniakova was two points away from seizing the second set before Mother Nature intervened.
With the match restarted on Wednesday, Siniakova was able to claim the tiebreak and secure a 2-0 lead to start the third. Svitolina, however, regained her form and reeled off six of the next seven games before ending the match in two hours, 23 minutes.
Svitolina advanced to face Russian Evgeniya Rodina, who overcame a tough first to record a 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory over Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
Kristina Mladenovic's stay in New York was a short one as the 14th-seeded Frenchwoman was upended by Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-2.
Also on Wednesday, German Tatjana Maria breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win over American Ashley Kratzer while Americans Nicole Gibbs and Jennifer Brady advanced after securing three-set victories.