Watch live coverage of the Connecticut Open on ESPN

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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia will be among the 2016 Olympians competing at the Connecticut Open.

Fans of women’s tennis can attest that the best way to experience the Connecticut Open is to watch the action up-close from a courtside seat. But far-away fans can still enjoy the tournament on their mobile devices or TV screens on ESPN, which is providing coverage of the event throughout the week via WatchESPN and ESPN2.

Almost 40 hours of action from the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies — including the semifinals and finals — will be presented live on ESPN platforms.

The ESPN team covering the event will include host and analyst Patrick McEnroe and color commentators Pam Shriver, Rennae Stubbs, and Jason Goodall. ESPN will kick-off day-long coverage on Monday, Aug. 22, utilizing the ESPN GameDay Desk, which will be located just outside of the main stadium.

“Television coverage for the Connecticut Open continues to broaden and expand each year through our partnership with ESPN,” said tournament director Anne Worcester. “The network’s unsurpassed reach allows us to connect with virtually every tennis fan in the U.S. as well as the casual fans who make ESPN their primary destination for sports. ESPN3 is more easily accessible than ever before and is a proven outlet for delivering viewers during our early round play. Fans will be treated to our content on any device they choose throughout the week, and our world-class ESPN talent will add significant value to our media offerings.”

The tournament, a WTA premier event, will take place Aug. 19–27 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, located on Derby Ave.

The Connecticut Open will feature a world-class women’s field filled entirely with players scheduled to represent their respective countries at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, including Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki, and defending champion Petra Kvitova.  For the full field, click here.

ESPN2 will broadcast the women’s semifinals (Friday, Aug. 26) and finals (Saturday, Aug. 27). Early round matches can also be seen on ESPN3. To see the complete schedule, click here.

As in previous years, there will be local food trucks serving up choices like gourmet grilled cheese, pizza, and baked potatoes; menu options will also include hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, and chicken sandwiches. 

The tournament also features activities, special events and theme nights, including ShopRite Kids Day, an Opening Night Ceremony presented by Yale University, Girls Day and Night Out featuring the COURTGIRL Lifestyle Experience, Autism Awareness Day, United Technologies Military Appreciation Day, and more. Throughout the week, fans can stop by the Aetna FitZone and enjoy the nightly live music on the Connecticut Stage. Click here for a schedule of events.

For more information, visit the Connecticut Open website.

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