Yale Bowl Turns into Biggest Tennis Court in the World

Historic New Haven stadium hosts first ever tennis match

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    Caroline Wozniacki is coming back to New Haven to defend her title. She'll play in the the first ever match at the Yale Bowl on Monday.

    Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta will be battling their tennis skills on world's "largest" tennis court at historic Yale Bowl on Monday.
     
    The historic stadium has been transformed into the world's largest tennis court to host a match between Sony Ericsson WTA Tour stars Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta as part of the 2009 Pilot Pen tennis tournament.

    The transformation is part of World Tennis Association sponsor Sony Ericsson’s extreme promotion of tournaments.

    Last week, Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic played tennis in Toronto on was once the longest street in the world, the Hartford Courant reports. Two weeks ago, Kim Clijsters and Elena Dementieva played on a court in a fountain at Kings Island amusement park in Ohio.
     
    Wozniacki, 19, is ranked number 8 in the world and is the defending Pilot Pen Tennis champion. Italy’s Pennetta is the world’s number 10 player.