Woz­ni­acki, Keys ad­vance to Charleston fi­nal

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

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.

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