Buy New Haven Open at Yale Tickets
New Haven Open at Yale Tickets
New Haven Open at Yale
; this “Premier tournament” on the WTA Tour has gone through various transformations and reincarnations since its inception in 1948, settling in its latest one in 2010.
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The New Haven Open at Yale event, that has prize money of $ 600,000, is organized and managed by the respective tennis tournament entity, which serves as the marketing arm for the city parks department as well as carrying out recruiting duties for the “affordable tennis program”. The tennis program has played an essential role in exposing the city’s kids to the sport and provides them with opportunities to acquire hands-on training from the pros of the game.
The New Haven Open at Yale had its origins as the U.S. Women's Hardcourt Championships and during its twenty year run under its first moniker, it moved from its conception location of Sacremento, California to a string of venues across the several cities. Initially the event was a “closed” and only featured female professional players, with notable ones such as Doris Hart, Billie Jean King and Jane “Peaches” Bartkowicz being amongst the respective champions. The beginning of the “Open Era” marked a two-decade hibernation period for the tournament, which after a snooze during 1995-96 and being renamed as the Pilot Pen International two years later, merging with its male counterpart in 2005.
The New Haven Open at Yale tournament director Anne Worcester , who also selects all the players manually in the draw following the qualifying rounds, has spent 14 years serving in the hot seat and has even battled breast cancer recently along with fighting for keeping the tournament itself alive as well. After being bid adieu by the former sponsor Pilot Pen in 2010, Anne managed to get sponsorship commitments from Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital, with Aetna and American Express stepping in later to save the day.
Serving as the final stop on the road to the US Open Grand Slam, the New Haven Open at Yale has recently retraced its feminine roots and is open to all USTA members. Caroline Wozniacki, the top-seeded two-time women’s singles champion of the former Pilot Pen Tennis clinched her third and fourth consecutive wins at the first two events and serves as the reigning queen. So book your New Haven Open at Yaletickets now to witness the female titans of the game battling it out right before the year’s last big bout.