A chance to see some of tennis’ best — with a discount for Yale affiliates

Members of the Yale community can experience the excitement of watching the world’s top women tennis players compete while also enjoying a good bargain, thanks to an exclusive offer of discounted tickets for faculty, staff, and students by the Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies.

Yale affiliates will receive 25% off adult individual session tickets for the women’s competition from Opening Day on Sunday, Aug. 17, through finals on Saturday, Aug. 23. The field for this year’s competition features French Open finalist and defending champion Simone Halep, four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki, and rising star Genie Bouchard, among other top-ranked players.

This year also marks a return of some of the world’s most noted male players — James Blake, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier — for the first-ever Connecticut Open Legends Event, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21. Through July 31, Yale affiliates will receive 25% off on four adult individual session tickets for both of the men’s events.

The annual Women’s Tennis Association event, held at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale University, took on a new name this year when United Technologies Corporation became the presenting sponsor of the tournament. Other sponsors include Yale, Yale New Haven Health, First Niagara, Aetna, and American Express, among others. The tournament, part of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, is now owned by the State of Connecticut.

Qualifying rounds for the tournament begin on Friday, Aug. 15.  The contest features 32 women in singles matches and 16 players in doubles.

Visit the Connecticut Open website and enter promotional code CO14YU or call 855-464-8366 and reference the Yale University discount.

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