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WTA Staff


Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska survived a late challenge from No.10 seed Elina Svitolina on route to claiming her first Connecticut Open title, 6-1, 7-6(2).

The World No.4 Radwanska took a wildcard into the New Haven event looking for some last-minute tune up ahead of the US Open. She'll now leave the tournament having claimed the 19th WTA title of her career, and her second title of 2016 after opening the season with a win at Shenzhen.

"Yeah, it's been a great week for me, great preparation," Radwanska said. "A couple of great matches. In the semi, in the final. It was a very strong tournament, no easy matches. I was pushing myself 100% from the first round, working hard here.

"I'm just trying to keep it up and play the same level in New York."

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In the doubles draw, Sania Mirza cemented her place at the top of the doubles ranking. Mirza and temporary partner Monica Niculescu capped off their newly rekindled doubles partnership with their first title together at the Connecticut Open, edging past Kateryna Bondarenko and Chuang Chia-Jung 7-5, 6-4.

"It's always nice to have the week before a Grand Slam where you're able to ease up," Mirza explained in post-match press. "We go to New York and there's so much happening there. Here you have nice restaurants and even though we're in the city, you feel quite quiet around here.

"I was actually not planning on completely playing this week. But when Monica asked me, I thought we could obviously win together."

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Notable singles ranking movers for the week of August 29, 2016.

Johanna Larsson (SWE), +15 (No.62 to 47): Lucky loser Larsson made the best of her second shot at the Connecticut Open main draw, reaching her first Premier-level semifinal. She also jumps up to No.47, sitting one spot away from equaling her previous career high ranking of No.46.

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL), +12 (No.68 to 56): Another New Haven lucky loser, Flipkens played some of her best tennis to upset Belinda Bencic and Caroline Garcia and inch her way back up toward the Top 50.

Elina Svitolina (UKR), +4 (No.23 to 19): Having reached her career first Premier-level final at New Haven last week, Svitolina jumps up four spots to land back inside the Top 20.


US Open
New York, USA
Grand Slam | $ TBA | Hard, Outdoor
Monday, August 29 - Sunday, September 11

Dalian Women's Tennis Open
Dalian, China
125K | $115,000 | Hard, Outdoor
Tuesday, September 6 - Sunday, September 11

Coupe Banque Nationale
Quebec City, Canada
International | $226,750 | Carpet
Monday, September 12 - Sunday, September 18

Japan Women's Open Tennis
Tokyo, Japan
International | $226,750 | Hard
Monday, September 12 - Sunday, September 18

1. Serena Williams - US Open
2. Angelique Kerber - US Open
3. Garbiñe Muguruza - US Open
4. Agnieszka Radwanska - US Open
5. Simona Halep - US Open
6. Venus Williams - US Open
7. Victoria Azarenka
8. Roberta Vinci - US Open
9. Madison Keys - US Open
10. Svetlana Kuznetsova - US Open
11. Karolina Pliskova - US Open
12. Carla Suárez Navarro - US Open
13. Dominika Cibulkova - US Open
14. Johanna Konta - US Open
15. Timea Bacsinszky - US Open
16. Petra Kvitova - US Open
17. Samantha Stosur - US Open
18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - US Open
19. Elina Svitolina - US Open
20. Elena Vesnina - US Open

Best wishes to those celebrating birthdays this week:

Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) - September 1, 1994
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) - September 3, 1988