Wozniacki, Keys advance to Charleston final
Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston, S.C., after posting straight-set wins on Saturday.
The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final nine games following a 70-minute rain delay at the season’s first claycourt tournament.
Keys is into her second Volvo final, losing the 2015 championship against Angelique Kerber.
Neither Wozniacki nor Keys has won this season, continuing a curious trend on the WTA of a different winner each week. So far, there have been no multiple winners through 14 tournaments.
U.S. edges Canada at women’s worlds: Annie Pankowski scored the winning goal on a secondperiod power play, leading the United States to a 3-2 victory over Canada at the women’s world championships in Espoo, Finland. Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield also scored for the Americans while goalie made Alex Rigsby made 31 saves.
The U.S. has six points and is alone in first in Group A. Canada dropped into a tie with Finland and Russia, all with three points apiece. Switzerland is winless in two games. In other games, Finland blanked Russia 4-0; the Czech Republic topped Sweden 5-3; and Germany edged Japan 3-2.
Big3 games head to CBS: The Big3 basketball league will have a new television home for the upcoming season while also remaining in the mix to acquire a network of its own. The 3-on-3 league of former NBA players cofounded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz will have its games televised on CBS and CBS Sports Network when the season begins on June 22.
LAFC snaps DC United’s 15-game unbeaten streak: Diego Rossi had his first career MLS hat trick to help LAFC snap D.C. United’s 15-game regular-season unbeaten streak with a 4-0 win. Carlos Vela scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season in the 15th minute to give LAFC (5-0-1) a 1-0 lead. Vela and Rossi have more goals (13) this season than any other MLS team and LAFC has outscored its opponents 19-5.