Fish, Gasquet win before rain at Rogers Cup


TORONTO (AP) -Mardy Fish and Richard Gasquet won their third round matches Friday before rain disrupted play at the Rogers Cup.

Fish rallied to beat Juan Monaco 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, and Gasquet advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 upset of fourth-seed Tomas Berdych.

Janko Tipsarevic defeated Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4, and Novak Djokovic led Sam Querrey 6-4, 4-3 when the rains came.

All singles matches were called off Thursday because of constant drizzle at the Rexall Center in Toronto.

In the women's Rogers Cup at Montreal, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the tournament on Friday because of a knee injury.

Azarenka, who had a first-round bye, was level at 3-3 in her second-round match against Tamira Paszek when it was suspended by rain Thursday night.

The 23-year-old Belarusian won two Olympic medals in London, taking gold in mixed doubles and bronze in singles.

"I hope it is a short-term thing, but I don't know," Azarenka said. "I have to kind of stop and just take a little bit of time off because I absolutely had no rest for a long period of time."

Azarenka said she'll skip the Western and Southern Open next week in Cincinnati. Getting ready for the final major of the year is her top priority, she said.

"The first is to get healthy, to make sure that I'm a hundred percent ready to play at the (U.S.) Open," Azarenka said.

Meanwhile, Lucie Safarova upset Samantha Stosur 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) to reach the quarterfinals. Caroline Wozniacki, the 2010 champion, defeated qualifier Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-1.

Petra Kvitova dispatched Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-1. Aleksandra Wozniak led American Christina McHale 7-6 (5), 5-2 when rain interrupted their third-round match.

Second-ranked Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament Wednesday because of a virus.

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