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This Week: US Open
All eyes are on the Big Apple and the final Grand Slam of the year is underway. Serena is chasing history - looking for magical #23. Can Andy Murray with Wimbledon, another gold medal and Ivan Lendl in his corner capture his second US Open? How will US Open Series winners Kei Nishikori and Agnieszka Radwanska fair - will they take home big paydays? Rafa, Djokovic, Kerber, Kvitova - the best of the best (missing you Roger!) are in NY and the tennis will be awesome!
Radwanska Wins 1st CT Open Title
Agnieszka Radwanska captured her first Connecticut Open title, defeating Elina Svitolina in the final 6-1, 7-6(3). The World No. 4 also clinched the Emirates Airline US Open Series women's title with the win and will now compete for a record $4.5 million payout at the US Open.
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Murray Wins Gold, Again
Andy Murray captured his second singles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. In an epic final he and Juan Martin del Potro gave us the best tennis match of the tournament. It was great to see Del Potro back in action after wrist surgery; and let's not forget seeing Rafa Nadal back on court too - he took home gold in men's doubles.
US Open National Playoffs
16 men and 16 women will compete in the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships, held Aug. 19-22 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Conn. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, the final Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s event of the summer. The respective men’s and women’s US Open National Playoffs winners will receive a wild card into the 2016 US Open Qualifying Tournament, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., the home of the US Open, Aug. 23-26.
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