Monday, September 2, 2013

Wooster Square Blossom Blogs to the 2013 New Haven Open

Wonderful World Class Tennis a Winner in New Haven


Heroine Halep Has Hot Hand
2013 New Haven Open Champion

The 2013 New Haven Open is in the history books, scoring an ace with the fans and players alike. Played a week before the currently contested competitive US Open, we here in the Elm City got to see World Class Tennis up close and personal. And see the Stars of Tomorrow, Today. Of course we had a huge handful of top ten of the Whole Wide World of Wicked Wonderful Wiley Winged Women Wackers! 

This years Terrific Tantalizing Tennis did not disappoint! With Wimbledon Darling Marion Bartoli retiring days before the tournament, the drama didn't stop there! For returning Champion Petra Kvitova, it was not an easy task getting by one of the hottest women's tennis players, Simona Halep. Halep dominated the field with impressive "oh no you didn't!" shots one after the other. 

Cheryl's family has had a box since the old Volvo came down from New Hampshire in the late 80's. Cheryl and I have taken over the box and enjoy supporting anything and everything New Haven!
Tournament Director Anne Worcester did and exceptional job getting the best tennis players and keeping them and the fans happy. How does it get better than that?

Well, for starters they had a Comfort Food and Cocktails night. Local restaurants strutted their most decadent comfort foods and deserts. From John Davenport to Zinc and every letter in between satiated serious seekers of palate pleasing people plates! Meet the players interviews, bands and entertaining things for the kids rounded out the week of
    Hot Summer fun in the New Haven Sun!

If you have not had a chance to check out the New Haven Open, put it on your Calendar for 2014! It still is one of the most popular events on the Women's Tennis Association's tour! By the way, this year is the 40th year of the WTA! Started in part by Billie Jean King, the tournaments are a way to showcase American and World Class Women's Tennis! How cool is that? 

Thanks Billie Jean!

Did you miss it this year?
Good thing I brought my camera!

Klara Reaching for the Stars

Makarova does the Macarena

Wimbledon Finalist Lisiki Leaps for New Haven

Hantuchova Has Hair-raising Huge Hits

Lens Envy

Sloane Stephens Wears Detroit Tigers Colors for Luck!

Sloane Schooled by 4 time Champion Caroline

Wozniaki Wacks a Wallop!
(Rory says keep your left arm straight!)

Errant Errani Exited Early

New Haven and Puerto Rico Pulls for Puig

Kerber's quick exit sent her
to Pepe's for a Consoling Clam Pie and a Becks

Phoot Photo Phun!

Elina Serves up and has fun in New Haven!

The Amazing Secret Behind IBM's "Hawk-eye"
Computer line Judging System. 
(Hawks Hang High over Historic New Haven)

Doubles Duo Dunks Delectation

Kvitova Likes Levitating,
Loves New Haven Limitlessness-ly

Simona Sails, Stuns Showing Sweet, Serious Superior Skills

Congratulations Simona Halep!
2013 New Haven Open Champion

You Win Free Pizza in 
Wooster Square for Life!
(I am told there is no such reward, but imagine how hard they would play for free pizza in Wooster Square for Life?)

Adamant Accolades Abound for 
Amazing Anne's Annual Accomplishments
(Peter Salovey, President of Yale (left) and outgoing long term New Haven Mayor, John DeStefano congratulate Anne on a job well done!)

Thanks Anne!

See you Next Year 
at the 
2014 New Haven Open!

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