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The Connecticut Open in New Haven is the last tournament on the docket before the action heads to the Flushing Meadows. Let us take a look at some of the ladies playing in the event.


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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland has been seeded first, who is coming in fresh from a quarter-final run in the Cincinnati Masters. Surprisingly, she hasn't moved past the fourth round since the Indian Wells. The world no. 4 will be eager to bag this title but she has got herself a talented pool of players to compete with. Roberta Vinci has been given the second seed, who has had a much more disappointing spell than the Pole this season. However, the Italian is capable of going the distance and can put up a fight. Young Ukrainian Elina Svitolina is also playing in the event, who shocked the world no. 1 Serena Williams in the Olympics recently. This player has a lot of flair and is certainly worth looking out for. Apart from her, former world no. 1 and prominent top 10 player Caroline Wozniacki will be coming in with the hopes of breaking the jinx which has resulted in a disastrous season for the Dane.


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We also have the likes of Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard and Timea Bacsinszky, who will be competing together to get some confidence before the US Open.


Posted: 23rd August 2015


The Connecticut Open is an annual outdoor hardcourt tournament held in New Haven, Connecticut. Being a WTA Premier Tournament, the organizers put together a total prize money of $750,000 which actually towers over this weeks ATP payout. This year’s Connecticut Open will be the 47th edition of the event.


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The reigning champion is the Czech Petra Kvitova who will try to defend her title despite being diagnosed with mononucleosis a couple weeks ago. Her doctors have allowed the player to compete but will monitor her closely in the upcoming weeks. The top seeded player would have initially been Simona Halep, who just lost the Cincinnati final to Serena Williams. The American will shoot for her first Calendar Grand Slam and 22nd overall Major title at next week’s US Open. Naturally, she won’t compete in Connecticut, but rather try to loosen up a bit for what probably will be the most important tournament of her illustrious career. In her absence, it would have been Simona Halep in the top seeded position but the Romanian won’t compete either.


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Without these players, it wouldn’t be surprising if Caroline Wozniacki could go all the way, winning her fifth Connecticut Open title.


Posted: 17th August 2014


Connecticut Open 2014 is one of the most awaited tennis tournaments which is going to be started from 17th of the August and will be continued till 23rd of the month. It will be played on the outdoor hard courts of Cullman Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut.


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This tournament was earlier known as New Haven Open and is the 46th edition of the tournament going to happen under the label of WTP. This tournament purses huge prize money of 795,707 dollars for the winner. In the year 2013, talented tennis player Simona Halep of Romania won the tournament. However, the double was named by Zheng Jie and Sania Mirza. Former winner Simona Halep is taking part this year again and is fully prepared to keep her championship for the 2nd time. Other famous names taking part in the 2014 Connecticut Open includes Eugenie Bouchard, Dominika Cibulkova, Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Carla Suárez Navarro and Flavia Pennetta. Tennis lovers from all the four corners of the world are heading towards Tennis Center Connecticut to watch their favorite players watching live.


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Tickets are available online and all the latest updates will be available on different tennis websites, but the real fun is to watch live.


Posted: 16th August 2013


Founded in 1948, this event used to be both a men’s and women’s tournament until in 2010 the men’s competition was dropped, and the competition was renamed as the WTA New Haven Open at Yale. This is among the highest class WTA events with all of the players taking part being among the top 50 ranked.


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It will have a total prize money of $690,000 and will be held from August 16th to 24th. It will be featured on international television as well domestic television. The outdoor hard courts of Cullman Heyman Tennis Center in Connecticut will be the venues of this event. Taking part in this competition was last year’s winner and World No. 8 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Sarra Errani World No. 6 of Italy, and World No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark amongst others. Caroline Wozniacki won this tournament 4 times in a row from 2008 to 2011; so in essence, the best competition will be coming to this tournament to prove themselves worthy of the trophy and the prize.


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Summed up, if you want to witness one of the best tournaments of the WTA with some of the best players, you come to this tournament.


Posted: 21st August 2012


On the WTA Tour this week, the New Haven Open at Yale, which happens in New Haven, Connecticut, starting the 19th of August. This event will be played outdoors on hard courts, and has a purse of $637,000, with a singles draw of 30 and a doubles draw of 16. The next event on the WTA Tour calendar is the Texas Tennis Open, which happens on August 19th, played for $220,000 outdoors on hard courts. After that, the series will be heading to Flushing Meadows, New York for our fourth Grand Slam, the US Open, which starts August 27th.


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The Haven Open at Yale is played at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale University. It began being played here fourteen years ago, in 1998 and it is the last time that the WTA Tour will stop before they hit the US Open if you don't count the sister tournament that is played in Dallas-Forth Worth, the Texas Tennis Open. Caroline Wozniacki won this tournament last year and sealed a seven year streak of wins that started back in 2002. Other players that have won this tournament in the past include Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport.


Posted: 27th August 2009


The men of the ATP World Tour and the Women of the comparable WTA World Tour will be heading to New Haven, Connecticut, for one more chance to earn some US Open points, allowing some to compete for even more prize money as a bonus at the US Open, which is the final Grand Slam of the 2009 Tournament Calender.


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The tournament in New Haven will allow a 48 person draw for the men and 32 for the women. The men just finished up with the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters while the most recent WTA Tournament was the Rogers Cup, a juxtaposition of the two tournaments, which had the Rogers first for the men, followed by the W & S Financial Group Masters. With the US Open just a few short days away both the men and the women are bringing their all. A few of the ATP Players to watch include Sam Querrey who has won three finals this summer, including the L.A. Tournament, he stands a good chance of winning the tournament in New Haven. Mardy Fish is also hoping to take home the trophy as he plays in this tournament for the fifth time. The last two times he competed he finished as runner up, so he will be hoping for one better this time. Tommy Robredo is coming to the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament for what will be his third time. He hasn't come close to winning yet, but was in the quarter finals his first time in the tournament in 2005.


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As for the women, keep an eye on Svetlana Kuznetsova. She took home the title in 2007. She's the number one seed for this tournament while another Russian, Nadia Petrova is seeded fourth. The number two seed is Caroline Wozniacki, who will be defending her 2008 title and the number three seed is Carla Suarez Navarro. This tournament will be August 23rd through the 28th and you can watch live by getting your membership. Just click on any of the banners on this page and don't miss the final tournament before the US Open, Pilot Pen Tennis Live!


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Posted: 21st August 2016

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