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Hall Of Famer Martina Navratilova Returning To New Haven For Exhibition

Hall Of Famer Martina Navratilova Returning To New Haven For Exhibition

When the 2016 Connecticut Open ended, fans were surveyed by the tournament and asked which men's legends players they would like to see in 2017.

The names were not surprising: McEnroe, Roddick, Chang, Blake. But according to tournament director Anne Worcester, at least half the responses included legendary women's names such as Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

So the wheels started turning in New Haven. The tournament would be celebrating 20 years of women's tennis in Connecticut and would need some star power.

Discussion invariably settled on Navratilova.

"She was the name that consistently popped up," Worcester said. "Certainly one...

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