Video: Connecticut Gov. Malloy Visits Tournament

CONNECTICUT OPEN - DAY 8 FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 GROUNDS

Above, tournament director Anne Worcester with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. (Photo by Billie Weiss/United Technologies)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies on Friday, touring the grounds and chatting with tournament director Anne Worcester. Last year the state of Connecticut purchased the tournament to keep it from moving to the state of North Carolina.

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Gov. Malloy met with top 25 player (and #CTOpen14 semifinalist) Sam Stosur during his visit, as well as Connecticut native and Men’s Legends Event participant James Blake.

In the video below, the governor spoke with the tournament about the state of the event, how it adds to the Connecticut sporting calendar, its local-based sponsors and even his own tennis game. Watch below:

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