The Latest: French Open women's final could be pushed back

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Published 8:00 a.m. ET June 5, 2019 | Updated 12:20 p.m. ET June 5, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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6:15 p.m.

Tournament director Guy Forget says it is possible that the women’s singles final at the French Open could be delayed a day because of the rain that has jumbled the schedule.

Forget says that he would rather not postpone the women’s championship match from Saturday to Sunday.

But he adds: “If we have no other choice, that’s what we’ll do.”

The last two women’s quarterfinals were washed out Wednesday, moving them to Thursday. That means the semifinals needed to be shifted from Thursday to Friday, when Forget says the forecast calls for more rain. More bad weather could send the women’s semifinals to Saturday.

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5:30 p.m.

The French Open has rescheduled the four remaining singles quarterfinals and pushed the women’s semifinals back a day, too.

Because showers washed out all of Wednesday’s matches, the day’s two women’s quarterfinals and two men’s quarterfinals will now be scheduled for Thursday, when there is no rain in the forecast.

Instead of beginning at 2 p.m. local time (1200 GMT, 8 a.m. EDT), play will begin at noon…

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