US Open 2015: Women's semi-finals postponed because of rain

Tarpaulins on Arthur Ashe Court
Rain forced play on Arthur Ashe Court to be postponed
US Open
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York, Dates: 31 August-13 September
Coverage: Live radio commentary on selected matches; live text on all singles matches.

Serena Williams must wait until Friday to continue her pursuit of a calendar Grand Slam after the women's semi-finals at the US Open were postponed with heavy rain forecast.

The matches will now take place at 11am local time (16:00 BST) on Friday.

Williams will face Roberta Vinci after second seed Simona Halep meets Flavia Pennetta in the other last-four match.

The men's semi-finals will take place after the conclusion of the women's matches at 22:00 BST.

Top seed Novak Djokovic faces defending champion Marin Cilic first, with second seed Roger Federer taking on his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the other match.

The rainy conditions did not prevent the men's doubles semi-finals from going ahead as scheduled on Thursday.

Great Britain's Dom Inglot and his partner Robert Linstedt were beaten 7-5 6-2 by French duo Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, but Jamie Murray and his Australian partner John Peers won their semi-final later on.

Murray and Peers saved a match point to beat Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (9-7) and take their place in Saturday's final.