The Connecticut Open is live from New Haven, CT from 19-25 August 2018 as the last Premier event before the US Open - one of the most popular tournaments on the WTA Tour - hosts a strong field led by world no. 1 Simona Halep and three-time champion Petra Kvitova.

Connecticut Open Live Streaming

WTA New Haven tennis is live from 19-25 August with play starting around 11am local/4pm BST. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on New Haven tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)





How to watch & bet on WTA New Haven tennis

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA New Haven tennis, live from 19-25 August 2018

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 

WTA New Haven schedule

Unlike most tournaments. the singles and doubles finals at the Connecticut Open are held on a Saturday, allowing the participants time to get to New York for a Monday start at the US Open.


Who is playing WTA New Haven in 2018?

A Premier-level, WTA-only event held the week before the US Open, not too far from New York and on similar courts and in similar conditions to the last Grand Slam of the year?

It's a prospect too enticing to pass up for many of the WTA Tour's top players year-on-year and 2018 is no exception as the latest edition of the Connecticut Open takes place in 2018, from 19-25 August.

World no. 1 Simona Halep, the only player to beat Petra Kvitova at the Connecticut Open from 2012 to 2016 when she claimed the title in 2013, returns to New Haven for the first time in four years as the Romanian aims to continue an incredibly strong season which has already seen her become the first player to qualify for the WTA Finals Singapore. 

Halep, who won her maiden major title at the French Open, has already lit up the US Open Series with what she herself described as a 'brutal' effort to claim the Rogers Cup title, defeating Sloane Stephens in a thrilling, three-set final in Montreal - will she bring the same formidable level to New Haven as she prepares for an assault on New York?

Petra Kvitova, who won the New Haven title three times between 2012 and 2016 (and reached the final the fourth time), owns a 19-4 record at the Connecticut Open and while she lost her opening match to Zhang Shuai in 2017 when she was newly returned from the absence from competition enforced by career-threatening knife injuries to her left hand, the Czech is back in 2018 in much more impressive form. Kvitova has won no fewer than five titles already so far in 2018, is second only to Halep in matches won and will be a major threat for the WTA New Haven title.

Defending champion Daria Gavrilova and 2016 winner Agnieszka Radwanska are also among an incredibly strong field which features world no. 5 Caroline Garcia, Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges, Indian Wells runner-up Daria Kasatkina, Madrid runner-up Kiki Bertens and rising stars Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka,

About WTA New Haven

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.

At the most recent edition of WTA New Haven in 2017, Radwanska returned to defend her title but fell in the semifinals to Australia's Daria Gavrilova, who went on to defeat former top-10 player and Grand Slam finalist Dominika Cibulkova.

WTA New Haven tournament information

Fast facts about the Connecticut Open

Connecticut OpenWTA New Haven
Dates19-25 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
$750,000
Reigning singles championDaria Gavrilova
Reigning doubles championsGabriela Dabrowski/Xu Yifan

WTA New Haven ranking points

This is the distribution for ranking points at a Premier-level event with a 32-player draw like the Connecticut Open.

Ranking points on offer at the Connecticut Open

RoundPoints
Champion470
Runner-up305
Semifinal185
Quarterfinal100
R255
R11
Qualifying25
Q318
Q213
Q11

WTA New Haven champions

Only champions since 1997 are listed. Before that, the tournament was held in various different locations including Sacramento and San Jose. 

Players who are still active in singles are in bold.

Previous winners at the Connecticut Open (since 1997)

YearChampionRunner-up
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
2017Daria GavrilovaDominika Cibulkova

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