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Makarova, Stephens Join Connecticut Open Field

Makarova, Stephens Join Connecticut Open Field

In February, the Connecticut Open secured one of the rising stars in tennis when Madison Keys committed to New Haven. Keys is a marquee name and considered among the faces of the next wave of U.S. tennis. The other fresh face of U.S. tennis is Sloane Stephens, who announced Tuesday that she will join Keys in New Haven in August. The tournament also received a commitment from World No. 8 Ekaterina Makarova. Defending champion and World No. 2 Petra Kvitova has already committed, but the tournament has always billed itself as a venue for rising American players. Stephens, the seventh-ranked American and 42nd-ranked player in the world, will be making her fourth appearance in New Haven....