FRENCH OPEN FINALIST, WORLD NO. 10 SARA ERRANI; WORLD NO. 8 MARION BARTOLI ENTER NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE

Two More Top-10 Players Join No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska,
No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki and Rising American Christina McHale;
Four of WTA Top 10 in New Haven Open Field
 
NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 11, 2012 – French Open finalist and world No. 10 Sara Errani and world No. 8 Marion Bartoli have committed to play the 2012 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, a WTA event that is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series to be held August 17-25, 2012 at the Connecticut Tennis Center, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester.
Errani has had a spectacular start to 2012, winning three WTA titles, reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and defeating three Grand Slam titlists in her run to the French Open final just last week. The Italian also picked up her first Grand Slam title in the French Open women’s doubles event with partner Roberta Vinci. After starting 2012 ranked outside the top 40, Errani’s spectacular play has catapulted her to her career-high ranking of No. 10 in the world. Due to her success in doubles as well, she is currently the only WTA player to be ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles.
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Another Grand Slam finalist joining Errani in the New Haven Open field is Bartoli. Bartoli, who beat then-world No. 1 Justine Henin to reach the Wimbledon final in 2007, is fresh off another big win over then-world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in Miami, handing the Belarusian her first loss of 2012. The 27-year-old from France reached a career-high ranking of No. 7 in January and has since been a top-eight mainstay.
“We are delighted to add two more top-10 players to the New Haven Open field for a total of four of the top 10 players, especially this far in advance of the entry deadline,” said Worcester. “Fresh off the French Open final, Sara has had a terrific 2012 and Marion is always a fierce competitor, so we are excited to see what they will do in New Haven in August.”
With the addition of Errani and Bartoli, the New Haven Open currently has four top-10 players in its field, joining four-time defending champion and world No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki and world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska. Also announced is American rising star Christina McHale, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 29 after her third round appearance at Roland Garros.
Daily tickets are now on sale for the 2012 New Haven Open. For a limited time, fans will have access to an exclusive “buy-one-get-one” offer. Buy one (1) box ring or middle tier seat and get a second one at no additional cost. Bring a friend, family member or tennis doubles partner for free to see top WTA players the rising stars of tomorrow in action on stadium court.
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