WTA New Haven 2017 live stream: Watch and bet on the Connecticut Open live online

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  • Agnieszka Radwanska, Dominika Cibulkova and Petra Kvitova lead the field at the 2017 Connecticut Open
  • Connecticut Open tennis is live from New Haven from 20-26 August 2017
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Three-time winner Petra Kvitova and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska lead the field at the Connecticut Open in 2017: How to watch and bet on WTA New Haven tennis live, 20-26 August 2017

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WTA New Haven 2017 tournament schedule

Who is playing the Connecticut Open in 2017?

Held the week before the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year at the US Open, the Premier-level Connecticut Open never attracts anything less than an unbelievably packed field and the 2017 edition is no exception, with three-time champion Petra Kvitova, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova among the top players in action when WTA New Haven is played 20-26 August 2017.

Agnieszka Radwanska won the second title of a very good season in New Haven in 2016, beating Kvitova in the semifinals and Elina Svitolina in the final, going on to win the China Open in Beijing and finish the year at world no. 3 after making the semifinals of the WTA Finals Singapore - but after a runner-up finish in Sydney in January, 2017 has been a bit more of a struggle for the Pole, who missed much of the clay-court season due to a foot injury and was knocked out in the round of 16 at Wimbledon by Svetlana Kuznetsova. Radwanska has been unable to get much going on American hard courts so far this summer - can she find form in New Haven to set her up for a strong finish to the season, like she did last year?

Second seed Dominika Cibulkova has also had a difficult year, struggling to find her best tennis after the highs of 2016 which saw her capture the WTA Finals Singapore title among other achievements - but there were definite signs of improvement from the Slovak on American hard courts over the past two weeks and she could be nicely placed to make a deep run in New Haven, where she has twice made the quarterfinals before. 

One of the most beloved winners of the Connecticut Open returns in 2016 as Petra Kvitova, who won the title in New Haven in 2012, 2014 and 2015 - also making the final in 2013, when she finished runner-up to Simona Halep - is also back in 2017. Two-time Grand Slam champion Kvitova missed the first six months of 2017 after suffering knife injuries to her left hand during a home invasion in December, but the popular Czech has already captured one title in Birmingham on her return to the WTA Tour and should be a potent force - as well as a big draw for the crowds - in New Haven.

Madrid runner-up Kristina Mladenovic, powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, rising star Anett Kontaveit and the resurgent Sloane Stephens, who has made back-to-back semifinals in Toronto and Cincinnati on her return from a year-long absence due to an ankle injury, are also in the field for the 2017 Connecticut Open when it begins on Sunday 20 August.

WTA New Haven seeds

Seeded players at the 2017 Connecticut Open

SeedRankingPlayerPrevious best result
110Agnieszka RadwanskaChampion (2016)
211Dominika CibulkovaQF (2012, 2015)
313Petra KvitovaChampion (2012, 2014-15)
414Kristina MladenovicR2 (2015)
518Elena VesninaRunner-up (2009)
620Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaQF (2011, 2013)
723Barbora StrycovaQF (2014)
825Peng ShuaiR2 (2014)

About the Connecticut Open

One of the WTA Tour’s most popular Premier-level events, the Connecticut Open is a key stop for top women’s players looking to warm up for the US Open which begins at the end of August in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Played on outdoor hard courts at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut – best known as the home of Yale University – the Premier-level Connecticut Open features a 48-player singles draw as well as a 16-pair doubles draw and offers $695,900 in prize money.

The roots of the Connecticut Open go back to 1948 when the U.S. Women’s Hardcourt Championships were held in Sacramento, California for the first time, with the tournament held in various locations around the USA for the next 20 years and crowning champions including Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King. Discontinued with the beginning of the Open Era, the USTA reinstated the tournament in 1988 in San Antonio, Texas, where it was mainly played until 1998 when the event settled into its current home in New Haven, Connecticut as a WTA Tier II event.

The Connecticut Open was upgraded to a WTA Premier event in 2008 and also hosted the ATP World Tour from 2005-11 before the men’s event moved to Winston-Salem, leaving the women in sole possession of the popular New Haven tournament.

Former champions in New Haven include legends of the game like Monica Seles, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati and Justine Henin. The tournament record for most titles is shared between three women who have all won the Connecticut Open four times: Steffi Graf (1988-9, 1991, 1998), Venus Williams (1999-2002) and Caroline Wozniacki, who followed in Williams’s footsteps when she won the title four years in a row between 2008 and 2011. 

In recent years, Petra Kvitova has been the most successful player at the Connecticut Open. The two-time Wimbledon champion has made the final every year since 2011, finishing runner-up to Simona Halep in 2013 and winning the title in 2012 (d. Maria Kirilenko), 2014 (d. Magdalena Rybarikova) and 2015 (d. Lucie Safarova). 

Kvitova's streak of four straight finals at the Connecticut Open was ended in 2016 by Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. The former Wimbledon runner-up went on to beat Elina Svitolina in the final and claim the title.

WTA New Haven tournament information

Fast facts about the Connecticut Open

Connecticut OpenWTA New Haven
Dates20-26 August 2017
LocationNew Haven, Connecticut, USA
VenueConnecticut Tennis Centre at Yale
SurfaceOutdoor hard
CategoryWTA Premier
Draw size32 singles/16 doubles
First played1948
Most titlesVenus Williams (4) / Caroline Wozniacki (4)
Prize money
Reigning singles championAgnieszka Radwanska
Reigning doubles championsSania Mirza/Monica Niculescu

WTA New Haven champions

Previous winners at the Connecticut Open (since 1997)

1997Lindsay DavenportSandrine Testud
1998Steffi GrafJana Novotna
1999Venus WilliamsLindsay Davenport
2000Venus Williams (2)Monica Seles
2001Venus Williams (3)Lindsay Davenport
2002Venus Williams (4)Lindsay Davenport
2003Jennifer CapriatiLindsay Davenport
2004Elena BovinaNathalie Dechy
2005Lindsay Davenport (2)Amelie Mauresmo
2006Justine HeninLindsay Davenport
2007Svetlana KuznetsovaAgnes Szavay
2008Caroline WozniackiAnna Chakvetadze
2009Caroline Wozniacki (2)Elena Vesnina
2010Caroline Wozniacki (3)Nadia Petrova
2011Caroline Wozniacki (4)Petra Cetkovska
2012Petra KvitovaMaria Kirilenko
2013Simona HalepPetra Kvitova
2014Petra Kvitova (2)Magdalena Rybarikova
2015Petra Kvitova (3)Lucie Safarova
2016Agnieszka RadwanskaElina Svitolina

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