Halep, 5 of Top 10 in New Haven; WTA/ATP Previews
by Staff | August 22nd, 2015, 4:43 pm
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CONNECTICUT OPEN PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
New Haven, Conn.; Surface: hard

Seeds: Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Lucie Safarova, Karolina Pliskova, Timea Bacsinszky, Agnieszka Radwanska, Sara Errani

Floaters: Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Genie Bouchard, CoCo Vandeweghe, Alize Cornet, Madison Keys

Notes: Five of the Top 10 in New Haven this week…Lots of floating talent…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Potential tough starts for (8) Errani vs. Mladenovic, (6) Bacsinszky vs. Garcia, the slumping (7) Radwanska vs. the booming Vandeweghe, and (2) Kvitova vs. Keys…Wildcards were awarded to Wozniacki, Radwanska, Alison Riske and Lucie Safarova…Withdrawing from the event were Belinda Bencic, Ekaterina Makarova and Sloane Stephens…Kvitova is the defending champ, defeating Magdalena Rybarikova in last year’s final…Former champs in the final are Kvitova (2014,’12), Halep (2013), and the four-time champ Wozniacki (2011-08).

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN
Winston-Salem, N.C.; Surface: hard

Seeds: Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Viktor Troicki, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Thomaz Bellucci, Sam Querrey, Borna Coric, Benoit Paire, Joao Sousa, Jiri Vesely, Pablo Andujar, Steve Johnson, Marcos Baghdatis, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Jerzy Janowicz

Floaters: Sergiy Stakhovsky, Tommy Haas, Alexandr “The Dog” Dolgopolov, Lukas Rosol, Ernests Gulbis

Notes: No Top 10 players but four of the Top 20…All 16 seeds receive first-round byes…Tough starts for (14) Baghdatis vs. Stakhovsky, (10) Sousa vs. (WC) Haas, (15) Gabashvili vs. the hot-handed Dog, and (16) Janowicz vs. either Rosol or Gulbis…In addition to Haas, wildcards went to Anderson, Jared Donaldson and Simon…Pulling from the event were Roberto Bautista Agut, Victor Estrella Burgos, David Goffin, Marcel Granollers, Juan Monaco, Gilles Muller and Albert Ramos-Vinolas…Rosol, the lone former champ in the field, in last year’s final saved two match points against Janowicz to claim the title.

 


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3 Comments for Halep, 5 of Top 10 in New Haven; WTA/ATP Previews

jalep Says:

The issues continue, apparently between Tennis Channel and ESPN. No coverage at all on Tennis Channel of either tournament.

ESPN will show coverage over the weekend for both Wta and Atp events. I should be happy. But I’m not.

Really good draws at both events.

Go Gulbis, Goffin, Benoit Paire, and the great Dog!


jalep Says:

Guess I can’t read. Goffin withdrew.

It’s not been a good summer for Petra Kvitova. Hope her mono is resolving and she gets her mojo back.


jalep Says:

Monday, August 24, 2015 Day 3 Winston-Salem, NC
STADIUM STARTS AT 3:00 PM
1ST RD
Lukas Rosol vs Ernests Gulbis

FOLLOWED BY
1ST RD
Alexandr Dolgopolov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis

NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
1ST RD
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Tommy Haas

FOLLOWED BY
2ND RD
Sam Groth vs Steve Johnson
———————————
New Haven, Connecticut
Order of Play- Monday, August 24

STADIUM start 12:00 noon
WTA – E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [Q] R. Vinci (ITA)

Not Before 1:30 pm
WTA – M. Keys (USA) vs E. Svitolina (UKR)
WTA – [4] [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) vs D. Gavrilova (RUS)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [7] [WC] A. Radwanska (POL) vs C. Vandeweghe (USA)
WTA – [Q] P. Hercog (SLO) vs [5] K. Pliskova (CZE)

Go Genie B!!

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