Monday, September 14, 2015

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog, Blogs to the Connecitut Open!

Petra Kvitova gets 3rd New Haven Title!


Three Time Winner in 4 years!

While the heat just wrapped up on another tennis tournament 60 miles down the road (about 3 hour drive) at the US Open Tennis, we are cleaning up after our weeklong #WTA Connecticut Open.

This year's field, the strongest and deepest since 2001, had many exciting and memorable matches! Sometimes a lopsided women's match could last less than an hour. Almost all matches went three sets under a weeklong of gorgeous weather here in the Greatest Small City in America, New Haven Connecticut! #gscia! Home of New Haven style pizza. For a short recap of the 2015 Connecticut Open, and video check, out the link below on for a peek at another successful year! Thanks again to Tournament Director Anne Worcester, who once again pulled off an amazing field of 8 of the top 15 women tennis players in the World! 

Click here for a recap of the 2015 Connecticut Open

Of course, the Wooster Square Blossom Blog was on hand to responsibly, redundantly, recount, & randomly recite relevant really ridicules reporting!

But boy did we have fun in the New Haven Sun!

BUT! Before we get lost in photos from 
the 2015 Connecticut Open
at the Yale Tennis Center,
New Haven Connecticut, let's
get a sneak peak of the Blossom Blog's
next post with photos and news.

Up next!

Annual Ambivalent Awesome 
Advice for Freshman!
(Free of charge!)

Also, I'll que you in on why 
Wooster Square and New Haven 
are considered Connecticut's
Brooklyn and 
The Greatest Small City in America.
Led in part by +Michael Morand 
and +Ian Applegate and Anne Worcester (Connecticut
Tennis Tournament Director). Of course, the Blossom Blogger has known this and been blogging to the world how sweet our 
Sakura Square Shines
for over 5 years!!

#gscia 

The 2015 Connecticut Open!

For your musical pleasure, and as a tribute to these World Class Women Athletes, who travel for their living, entertaining adoring fans. I heard this song after seeing a tweet from 2015 Connecticut Champion, Petra Kvitova upon arriving home.
Reflecting on a good year, and her best ever in the US Open, (battling mono for 2 months) but she said how it is nice to get back home.


Kacey Musgraves - Dime store cowgirl
"No matter where I'm going,
I'll still call my hometown home".


click here if your dud device doesn't play


Dominika Cibulkova wowed
us with winners!


It was Hot! See the heat popping
off of her (bottom right of photo)


Thanks for coming Dominika!

Another popular player, 
Eugenie Bouchard from Canada
got ousted earlier than she would have liked.
Wish her a speedy recovery as she suffered
a concussion when she slipped in the
locker room at the US Open.
+EugenieBouchardZone 


Genie has her own Army,
like Arnie's Army
(google it or ask your dad)!


What could that poor ball have
possibly done to deserve that look!


Get healthy and thanks for coming to 
New Haven!

Genie casts a long shadow!





Twinkle toes totally treat!

And wow, Roberta Vinci, a seasoned and feisty
Italian, who also is a great doubles player,
beat Venus Williams in a 3 set stunner
at the +US Open Tennis Championships 

With moves like this


I thought she had what it takes to win
the Connecticut Open.


Tenere per raggiungere le stelle Roberta!

Nice job at the US Open and
thanks for coming to New Haven 
all these years and your exciting tennis!


Once again, +IBM had their hawkeye
line calling system in place for replays!


 Elina Svitolina skips and


Powerful Pop People!


Thanks for coming to New Haven Elina!


Under all the white is former player, Lindsay Davenport, she coaches the up and coming
Madison Keys


Madison up to form!


Hot Fun in the New Haven Sun!
Thanks to +Gil Simmons ,
the Blossom Blog's Chief Meteorologist.


 France's Fav, Cornet crushes! 
Thanks for coming to New Haven


Patriotic Fly By, our sponsor,
United Technologies!

And when past Champion Simona Halep had
to bail due to injury, that meant there was
a "Lucky Loser" who gets into the draw.

And she made an impression in New Haven but lost only to New Haven finalist Lucie Safarova.


Lucky Loser Lesia Tsurenko,
had the luck of this Irish Ukrainian (me)!


Nike owes you a big raise!


Thanks for coming to New Haven!
Come back again!

But Lucie Safarova was too much in the heat.
Lesia got revenge and beat her at the US Open!


Agnieszka "Aga" Radwańska
Rocks in the Glitter




Thanks for coming to New Haven Aga!


4 Time winner Caroline Wozniacki
came up short again this year.

But we love our Sweet Caroline!
Bum Bum bum
(think the song, Red Sox)

Thanks for coming to 
New Haven
Caroline!


Last years finalist Magdaléna Rybárikovánal displayed some magic

Kristina Mladenovic whacked a wallop!

Get that yellow fellow!

Lens Envy

Semi finalist Lucie Safarova put
on a great show!

Wait for it...
Thanks for coming to New Haven Lucie!


Lucie's entourage! Yes LMFAO's Red Foo

AND Lucie hit a ball to me and they gave me a Citizen's US open watch! Pretty cool,
 thanks Lucie!

Thanks Citizen!
+CITIZEN WATCH 

No one could beat Petra's Powerful Punch!!
(2014 photo)

Tournament Director Anne Worcester

Petra's got lots of signing to do!

United Technologies presents the trophy...

Petra prattles perfect prose 

Pleasing President of Yale, Peter Salovey
and her Honor, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp!

Showing Connecticut love!

Thanks for coming to 
New Haven
Petra!

Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, and to Cheryl Szczarba, Realtor (long time boxholder and avid tennis fan and wife). Without Cheryl, none of this would
be possible. Not the tennis, just the going! Thanks again to all the
World Class Athletes that choose
to come to the 
2015 Connecticut Tennis Open!

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