Rain halts play at Brasil Cup

Updated: February 26, 2013

Top-seeded Venus Williams was unable
to take the court Monday at the inaugural WTA Brasil Tennis Cup due to rain.

Four matches were postponed or suspended due to the weather.

Before the skies opened up, Hungarian veteran Melinda Czink upset second-
seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Czink converted all
five of her break points.

In other action involving seeds, No. 4 Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa
overcame Venezuelan qualifier Adriana Perez 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 and Romanian Monica
Niculescu drove out No. 6 Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9-7),
6-1 on the hardcourts at Federacao Catarinense de Tenis.

Other Day-2 winners were Croatian qualifier Tereza Mrdeza, Spanish qualifier
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany and Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.