Wozniacki beats Zvonareva in Rogers Cup, heads to U.S. Open as likely top female seed

Caroline Wozniacki won the rain-delayed Rogers Cup on Monday, beating Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in Montreal.

Wozniacki is ranked second in the world and, with No. 1 Serena Williams out with an injury, she will likely be the top seed when the U.S. Open starts Aug. 31. Rafael Nadal will be the top-seeded man when the U.S. Open starts next week, while Roger Federer will come to Flushing Meadows seeded second.

The Rogers Cup final was held a day late after a weekend of relentless rain.

PILOT PEN: Melanie Oudin was upset by Dominka Cibulkova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the first round in New Haven, Conn.


JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Alex Tuttle of Stratton and a Carrabassett Valley Academy graduate, finished third in the Junior World Snowboardcross championships in Cardrona, New Zealand, last weekend.


ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester City recorded its biggest victory over Liverpool in 73 years by winning 3-0 in Manchester, England.

Gareth Barry scored in the 13th minute from a pass by new signing James Milner. Man City led 2-0 when Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina failed to stop Micah Richards’ header from a corner in the 52nd that Carlos Tevez tried to divert in.

Tevez converted a penalty in the 68th after Martin Skrtel had fouled Adam Johnson.


FOOTBALL: Former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett filed a motion with a judge in Columbus, Ohio, asking to be allowed to travel to try out with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

His attorney, Michael Hoague, said Clarett was ready to make the most of the opportunity. Clarett pleaded guilty in 2006 to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon and served 31/2 years in a Toledo prison.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maine freshman back Lisa Bijman was named the America East Rookie of the Week after scoring her first goal in the Black Bears’ opening 4-0 win at Iona.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC: Southern Maine Community College named two new coaches this week.

Jay Pecora is the new golf coach. Pecora, a certified golf pro, is the former director of hockey operations and head coach of the Portland Junior Pirates hockey club.

He will take the place of Matt Greenleaf, who coached at SMCC for the past two seasons.

Keil Martin is the new assistant baseball coach. Martin, a Saco native, is a former assistant and player at St. Joseph’s College. He will work under Coach Phil Desjardins.

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE: Neil Carroll has been hired as head athletic trainer. Carroll, a 1997 graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School, replaces Rick Burrill, who left St. Joseph’s to join the Anaheim Ducks.


LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, eliminated Manati, Puerto Rico, from the tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., after a 4-2 win Monday, though the evening games were postponed because of rain.

Little League was able to get two other games in earlier Monday, including Kaoshiung, Taiwan’s 23-0 rout of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, beat Plymouth, Minn., 2-1, in a consolation game.

Rain delayed the Puerto Rico-Mexico game 70 minutes. The Ohio-Georgia game postponed Monday night will be restarted and played today at 4 p.m.

The Connecticut-Washington game scheduled for Monday night will be played at 8 p.m. today.

Games originally scheduled for 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today were pushed to Wednesday.


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