Kvitova Holds On To Take Her First New Haven Open Championship

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open at Yale– Saturday, August 25, 2012 Summary of Saturday’s Finals at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven: Final: (2) Petra Kvitova def. (7) Maria Kirilenko, 7-6 (9), 7-5   The New Haven fans got … [Read more...]

Wozniacki’s Streak Snapped, Kvitova Serves Her Way to Final

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open at Yale– Friday, August 24, 2012 Summary of Friday semifinal action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   Semifinal: (7) Maria Kirilenko def. (3) Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, ret.   The Caroline … [Read more...]

Kvitova defeats Gibbs in New Haven

  By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Summary of Wednesday evening second round action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   Second Round: (2) Petra Kvitova def. Nicole Gibbs, 6-2, 6-4   The … [Read more...]

New Haven Open – WTA All-Access Hour

  By Jack Cunniff On Sunday, three of the top four seeds of the 2012 New Haven Open met with the press to talk about on a variety of topics. Here are excerpts from those conversations.  http://youtu.be/UZsLijqwobE Italy’s Sara Errani, the … [Read more...]

Melanie Oudin – Looking backward, yet looking forward

NEW HAVEN - Almost three years have passed since her surprise surge to the quarterfinals in the 2009 US Open, but Melanie Oudin is still looking onward and upward despite her inconsistency on the court since that magical run in Flushing Meadow which … [Read more...]

Around the Grounds at the New Haven Open – Sunday August 19, 2012

By Jack Cunniff New Haven Open – Sunday August 19, 2012 Summaries of Sunday’s first round action at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven:   First Round: (8) Lucie Safarova def. Varvara Lepchenko, 6-3, 4-1 ret.   Lucie … [Read more...]

New Haven Open Preview: Wozniacki’s Drive for Five is Alive

By Jack Cunniff NEW HAVEN - For the fifteenth straight year, several of the top Women’s Tennis Association professionals will be at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven the week prior to the U.S. Open.  And defending New Haven Open … [Read more...]

Nicole Gibbs on Proposed NCAA changes “I think it would be a huge problem for college tennis”

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Reigning NCAA singles and doubles champion, Stanford's Nicole Gibbs advanced to the finals of qualifying at the New Haven Open on Saturday with a 6-3, 6--3 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Gibbs is upset about the NCAA's … [Read more...]

Petkovic helps to unveil refurbished McClain Park court ahead of participation in New Haven

WTA player Andrea Petkovic helped unveil refurbished tennis courts at McClain Park in New Haven ahead of the New Haven Open.   The refurbished courts are part of the Fresh Courts program, which was introduced in 2010 by American Express and … [Read more...]