Radwanska, Kvitova, Stephens, Bouchard Highlight WTA New Haven; Preview
by Staff | August 19th, 2017, 4:49 pm
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Aggie Radwanska defends her 2016 title from the Connecticut Open, leading a field including Slam winner Petra Kvitova and streaking American Sloane Stephens hoping to get in some last-minute match practice prior to next week’s US Open.


Here’s a look at the field:

CONNECTICUT OPEN
NEW HAVEN, Conn., USA; Surface: hard

Seeds: Agnieszka Radwanska, Dominika Cibulkova, Petra Kvitova, Kristina Mladenovic, Elena Vesnina, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Barbora Strycova, Peng Shuai

Floaters: (WC) Genie Bouchard, (WC) Sloane Stephens, Daria Kasatkina

Notes: The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…

Tough starts for seeds (1) Radwanks vs. (WC) Bouchard, (5) Vesnina vs. (WC) Stephens, and (7) Strycova vs. the rising Russian Kasatkina…

The two tournament wild cards were awarded to Bouchard and Stephens, who are also playing doubles together…

Radwanska is the lone Top 10er in the field…

Withdrawing from the field were Timea Bacsinszky and Samantha Stosur…

Radwasnka beat Elina Svitolina in last year’s final…

Former champs in the field are Radwanska (2016) and Kvitova (2015-14,’12).

 


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