NEW HAVEN, CT, USA - It’s the 20-year anniversary of the Connecticut Open in New Haven, and to celebrate we’ve pulled 20 of the most interesting stats and numbers from the tournament’s storied history.
How many players have competed in the tournament’s history? Who’s the oldest champion, and who holds a perfect undefeated record?
Read on to find out…
$776,000: The total prize money awarded (in USD) in the 2017 edition of the Connecticut Open.
470: The amount of ranking points awarded to the singles winner; the runner-up will receive 305.
249: The exact number of players that have competed for the title at the Connecticut Open (main draw) in the tournament’s history.
45: Those 249 players represented 45 different countries, from the United States to Croatia, Japan to Kazakhstan.
35 (171): The oldest main-draw participant in tournament history is Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who is 35 years, 171 days old* and competing at this year’s edition. She beats Ai Sugiyama’s previous age record of 34 years, 55 days in 2009.
29 (80): The oldest champion in New Haven history is Lindsay Davenport, who lifted the trophy in 2005 at 29 years, 80 days old.
27: Caroline Wozniacki holds the record for most main-draw match wins; her New Haven win-loss record is 27-5.
21: August 21 is the second day of main-draw play, and it features a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. New Haven is not in the path of totality, but a partial eclipse can be viewed at 2:45pm local time, and will take place during play.
20: Founded in 1998, this year's edition will be the 20th staging of the WTA event in New Haven.
18 (43): The youngest champion in New Haven history is Caroline Wozniacki, who was 18 years, 43 days old when she lifted the trophy in 2008.
17: New Haven is the 17th Premier-level tournament of the year on the WTA’s 2017 calendar, out of 21 in total.
16 (216): The youngest player ever to play a main-draw match in New Haven was Tatiana Golovin in 2004, who was 16 years, 216 days old*.
16-0: Four-time champion Venus Williams holds a perfect 16-0 win-loss record in New Haven.
11: There have been 11 different players who have won the New Haven title over the tournament’s 20-year history.
10: The record for most main-draw appearances goes to Daniela Hantuchova with 10. She competed in 2002-08, 2010 and 2012-13.
9: Caroline Wozniacki is not far behind Hantuchova with nine main-draw appearances; the Dane is also tied with Elena Dementieva and Amelie Mauresmo.
7: New Haven draw is usually stacked, and this year is no different, with seven of the WTA’s Top 20 vying for the last trophy before the US Open: Agnieszka Radwanska, Dominika Cibulkova, Petra Kvitova, Kristina Mladenovic, Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
6: Lindsay Davenport reached the championship match a tournament-record six times, winning the title in 2005.
4: Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are tied for most New Haven titles, with four apiece. Venus took home the trophy in 1999-2002 and Wozniacki in 2008-11.
2: The amount of former champions featuring in this year’s main draw: three-time champion Petra Kvitova and last year’s winner Agnieszka Radwanska.
(*ages based on tournament end dates)
Hear from Anne Worcester, the WTA’s first female CEO and current Connecticut Open tournament director, on the WTA Insider Podcast: