NEW HAVEN, CT, USA - Caroline Garcia is the latest WTA star to add her name to the outstanding player field at the 2018 Connecticut Open, joining two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Julia Goerges and more, the tournament announced today.
“New Haven is such a fantastic place to prepare for the US Open,” said French No.1 Garcia. “I have played there many times in the past and always enjoy the tournament atmosphere, the support of the fans and the great competition that the strong draw provides. I have played well there in the past so I hope to be able to build on that this year.”
The field at New Haven, a US Open Series event set to take place August 17-25, also features 2016 winner Agnieszka Radwanska, last year’s finalist Dominika Cibulkova, British No.1 Johanna Konta, as well as Ekaterina Makarova, Daria Kasatkina, Kiki Bertens, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Ashleigh Barty and more. On-the-rise American Danielle Collins has been awarded a wildcard.
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“We are thrilled with the strength in depth of our 2018 field,” said Tournament Director Anne Worcester. “We have star players in Caroline Garcia, Petra Kvitova and Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges who next faces Serena for a place in the Wimbledon final; local favorites in our defending champion Daria Gavrilova and last year’s runner-up Domi Cibulkova as well as breakthrough players on the WTA this year such as American Danielle Collins as well as Wimbledon quarterfinalists Daria Kasatkina and Kiki Bertens.
“Bottom line is that our event will feature a highly competitive field that will treat our fans to some exciting tennis from start to finish and we still have three wildcards to add a couple more big names to the mix.”
For more information about the 2018 Connecticut Open, including tickets, hospitality, sponsorship packages and becoming a volunteer, visit: www.ctopen.org.