What to Know
- The Connecticut Open is returning to the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven from August 18-26.
- Tickets are now on sale for the premier tennis event in Connecticut. It's a key stop on the WTA tour ahead of the U.S. Open.
- 18-time Grand Slam Champion Martina Navratilova and Defending Champion Agnieszka Radwanska will appear.
Tickets are now on sale for the Connecticut Open, which is returning to New Haven August 18 through August 26.
The event will take place again at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.
18-time Grand Slam Champion Martina Navratilova will be playing an exhibition doubles match on opening night following the 7:00 p.m. session that evening. Navratilova will also participate in the Opening Ceremony.
"The Connecticut Open has long supported women’s tennis at the highest level and has continued to attract a stellar field for two decades,” said Navratilova. “I am excited to come play and to help celebrate 20 years of women’s tennis in New Haven."
Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska has commited to play in this year's tournament.
"It's always special to return to a tournament as the defending champion,” said Radwanska. “I'm excited to come back to New Haven and play in front of the fans there for the seventh time!"
“We are thrilled to welcome Aga Radwanska back to New Haven after an amazing run to the title in 2016, and to have Martina Navratilova, one of the greatest players in the history of our sport, headlining our celebration of 20 years of women’s tennis in New Haven,” said Tournament Director Anne Worcester. “Aga is one of most exciting players in the WTA and a fan-favorite on the tour, and Martina is an icon, one of the most important ambassadors in tennis, and the person we know our fans want to see back on court at the Connecticut Open. Between Aga, Martina, Mats Wilander and other WTA stars, it will be an entertaining night for sure.”
The very popular PowerShares Series men's matches will be returning on August 24 and 25. This year's matches will feature Michael Chang, John McEnroe, Mark Philippoussis and Fairfield's James Blake.
Other exciting nights include: ShopRite Kids Day (Sunday, August 20), Young Professionals Night (August 22), Superhero and Princess Day/Night (August 23), and United Technologies Military Appreciation Day (August 26).
Individual tickets for the tournament are on sale now.
For more information about the 2017 Connecticut Open or to puchase tickets, visit www.ctopen.org or call 203-776-7331
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