Bouchard, Wozniacki Highlight Blockbuster Monday at CT Open


Day 2 of main draw play at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies sees the most packed schedule of the week: 10 singles matches and three in doubles. Monday also marks Military Appreciation Night, when United Technologies will help honor our nation’s service members and provide all active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military members the opportunity to receive a special ticket offer and enjoy special activities.

MORE: Updated Draws | Monday’s Order of Play | Military Night Info

Must-Watch Matches:
[3] Genie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Stadium Court, Not before 3:30pm

The Wimbledon finalist comes to New Haven for the first time, Bouchard drawing a tough competitor in fellow rising star Jovanovski, from Serbia. Bouchard made the semifinals of both the Australian and French Opens before her run at the All England Club, and won her first title at Nurnburg in May. Jovanovski owns their only career battle, however, the 22-year-old winning in three sets last year on grass in Birmingham.

[4] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [Q] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Stadium Court, Night Session – 7pm

The four-time Connecticut Open winner Wozniacki is coming in on a hot streak, going 12-2 since Wimbledon as she won her 22nd career title in Istanbul and was a semifinalist in Cincinnati, losing to eventual champion Serena Williams in three sets last week. She and the Swiss qualifier have met twice, Wozniacki winning both matches, though they haven’t met since 2009.

[5/WC] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. [WC] Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Stadium Court, Night Session – Second after 7pm

Two wildcards here are also two former top 10 players, Cibulkova having made the finals of the Australian Open in January and Petkovic the final four at the French Open in June. They’ve played just twice, splitting their two meetings, the first of which came here in the second round in 2012. Both are crowd favorites, the German Petkovic known for her gregarious off-court demeanor.

Honoring Those Who Serve
Military Appreciation Night will kick off officially at 5pm, when night-session ticket holders can enter the grounds. The first 2,000 fans through the gate will receive an American Flag courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. From 5 to 6:30 the USO Show Troupe will perform on the Connecticut Stage in the picnic area, while festivities get underway at 6:45 on Stadium Court. For a full list of activities and schedule, see the link here.


Looking Ahead
Don’t forget about the Men’s Legends Event, happening on Wednesday and Thursday night featuring former top 10 player James Blake, a Connecticut native and New Haven champion. He faces two-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier on Wednesday evening, then Andy Roddick in a night match on Thursday. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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