What’s On Tap: Men’s Legends, Semifinal Action Set for Friday

NEW HAVEN, CT: Lucie Safarova plays Irina-Camelia Begu on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open

The singles and doubles draws at set, and the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies features blockbuster matches in both draws. In addition, fans are in for a treat during the nightcap, as John McEnroe takes on Jim Courier in the Men’s Legends presented by PowerShares.

The evening features two Connecticut Open Champions, as four-time winner Caroline Wozniacki battles defending champion and two-time victor Petra Kvitova at 7 p.m. Wozniacki dominated the tournament from 2008-11, winning four consecutive titles. However, Kvitova has won two of the last three and surely will not relinquish her crown easily.

The nightcap features former World No. 1’s John McEnroe and Jim Courier in the Men’s Legends presented by PowerShares.

Lucky Loser Lesia Tsurenko begins the afternoon session at 1 p.m. against Lucie Safarova. Tsurenko, the first Lucky Loser to make the semifinals in New Haven since Sam Stosur in 2006, faces a strong test in World No. 6 Safarova, who dismissed Daria Gavrilova and Irina-Camelia Begu by identical 6-3, 6-4 counts.

Doubles action follows as Julia Goerges and Lucie Hradecka match wits with Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears followed by Chia-Jung Chuang and Cheg Liang against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Johanna Larsson.

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