Rain wipes out play in Malaysia

Rain was the winner Monday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

Three first-round matches were postponed because of wet weather, including one for third-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is the top seed in Kuala Lumpur and will face a qualifier in her opening bout.

This week's second seed, Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei, beat Croat Petra Martic in last year's finale.

This week's winner will claim $40,000.