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High Winds Batter Rio Games, Forcing Delays in Rowing, Kayaking and Tennis

Defending champion Serena Williams battled high winds Sunday to reach the Olympic tennis second round,  defeating Australia's Daria Gavrilova 6-4, 6-2, while organizers were roundly criticized for allowing play in conditions described as "ugly." Winds up to 25 kilometers an hour forced a 90 minute postponement of Sunday's matches, as winds pounded the Barra complex in Rio de Janeiro. Top ranked Brazilian Thomaz Belluci, who opened at center court, said the...

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