Connecticut Tennis Center to to host Professional Tennis this Summer

June 06, 2019 - 7:14 pm

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale will host professional tennis this summer, despite losing the WTA event that had served as a tuneup for the U.S. Open.

The Tennis Foundation of Connecticut says it will host an Oracle Challenger Series event from Sept. 2-8, along with a men's legends event that same week. 

The state in January sold its Premier WTA Sanction for the Connecticut Open to a company that moved the tournament to China.

The Oracle Challengers Series is a circuit for rising players. Admission will be free. There will be a charge for the legends event, which will include James Blake, who is from nearby Fairfield.


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