- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Open women’s tennis tournament is bringing back men’s exhibition matches for the second consecutive year as a way to increase attendance.

The tournament, which will run the week of August 21 at the Connecticut Tennis Center, is the final tune-up on the WTA Tour before the U.S. Open.

The tournament was once a combined men’s and women’s event, but the ATP left after 2010.

Last year, officials added a round-robin exhibition with retired stars James Blake, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier. The tournament announced Wednesday that John McEnroe would join them for this year’s Legend Event.

Officials also announced that defending champion Petra Kvitova, who is currently ranked No. 4 in the world, has agreed to return and defend her title.


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