TERESA: TENNIS FANS, GET EXCITED. THE CONNECTICUT OPEN KICKS OFF AUGUST 17 AT THE CONNECTICUT TENNIS CENTER. RYAN: WE ARE JOINED BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, AND WORCHESTER. WELCOME BACK TO “CT STYLE.” ANOTHER YEAR. THANK YOU SO MUCH. 21 YEARS. 21ST YEAR OF WOMEN’S TENNIS IN OUR OWN CITY. THIS AND THAT INCREDIBLE? — ISN’T THAT INCREDIBLE? THERE MIGHT BE MORE BIG NAMES. WE HAVE TWO MORE WILDCARDS. THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING THE WHOLE WEEKEND. RYAN: YOUR PHONE HAS BEEN BLOWING UP. WE WANT IN. THESE TWO WEEKS, I’M THE MOST POPULAR TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IN THE WORLD. IT IS THAT FINAL WEEK TO GET TOUGH MATCHES LEADING INTO THE U.S. OPEN. WE HAVE VERY STRONG WILDCARDS ON THE LIST. THERE ARE SEVERAL TOP 10 PLAYERS WHO ARE ASKING ME TO HOLD ONE. IT WILL PROBABLY GET STRONGER. CHECK BACK ON WEDNESDAY. TERESA: IT IS NOT JUST TENNIS. THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON. THAT’S RIGHT. WE WRAP IT UP WITH FUN AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES. THERE IS A LOT GOING ON ALL WEEK LONG. AETNA FIT ZONE THIS YEAR IS NEW AND IMPROVED. NOT ONLY WILL IT HOST OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS LIKE LATINO DAY CLINIC AND AUTISM AWARENESS, BUT WE HAVE ADDED PICKLE BALL. ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO CHECK OUT PICKLE BALL. RYAN: WE ARE GOING TO GO HANG OUT WHEN THE TOURNAMENT COMES AROUND. TERESA: I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THAT. RYAN: TO BE A PICKLE BALL TOURNAMENT. OUR SPORTS MASTER WENT IN AND COMPLETELY REVITALIZED THE WHOLE AT NO FIT ZONE. IN ADDITION TO FACE PAINTING AND ARTS AND CRAFT AND INFLATABLE’S, AND COMMUNITY CLINICS, WE ARE ADDING PICKLE BALL. DISPLAYS ARE GORGEOUS. THEY ARE UP ON SITE. RYAN: WISHFUL THINKING. FOOD TRUCKS, LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT. THERE IS A NEW POWERS AND, ONE OF OUR NEW BIG SPONSORS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A NEW ZONE WHERE YOU CAN RECHARGE YOUR PHONE, MAKE FRIENDS. TAKE SELFIES WITH PLAYERS. RYAN: SPEAKING OF PLAYERS, I KNOW YOU HAVE BIG-TIME CELEBRITY PLAYERS COMING OF YEARS PAST AND THEY MIGHT DO GET OUT. CAN WE EXPECT THAT? YOU CAN. LINDSAY DAVENPORT IS COMING IN FOR OPENING CEREMONIES WHICH YALE SPONSORS. SHE WILL BE PLAYING WITH A JAMES BLAKE. WITH AND AGAINST YALE PLAYERS. JOHN MCENROE WILL BE PLAYING ON FRIDAY NIGHT AGAINST TODD MARTIN WHO IS COMING DOWN FOR THE HALL OF FAME. RYAN: HOW MANY RECORDS DO YOU BRING FOR JOHN? KEEP DOES BRING A LARGE RACKET BAG. THAT IS A GOOD POINT. ONE YEAR, THE NET COURT BROKE AND IT WAS THE FIRST YEAR HE WAS PLAYING. THEY SAID IT WAS GOING TO TAKE 10 MINUTES. IT WAS YALE-NEW HAVEN HEALTH NIGHT. HE STARTED WALKING TO THE CHAIR UMPIRE, I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO RIP US. HE HAD BEEN REALLY GRUMPY ALL DAY LONG. I REALLY DIDN’T HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AT THAT POINT. HE WALKS TO THE MICROPHONE AND GOES, WE HAVE GOT 10 MINUTES. I UNDERSTAND WE ARE FUND-RAISING FORCE MILO BREAST CANCER. I WILL AUCTION OFF MY RACKET. HE AUCTIONED OFF A SECOND RACKET. THEN HIS SHIRT. THEN HIS SURE IT’S. IN 10 MINUTES, HE MADE A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE BREAST CANCER — MADE $8,000 TO THE BREAST CANCER. HEART OF GOLD. HE TAKES ON TOMMY HAAS. HE IS OFF THE ATP TOUR WORLD — TO HER. HE WANTS JAMES — REVENGE FROM WHEN JAMES UPSET HIM IN 2005. RYAN: THE DRAMA. IT’S GOING DOWN. WAS A DAVENPORT ON MONDAY NIGHT, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, THE MEN’S LEGEND. TENS OF NEW ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ALL WEEK LONG. INCLUDING A NEW BEER FEST THE DAY OF THE FINALS. RYAN: NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. IT IS GOING DOWN NEXT WEEK. PEOPLE CAN GRAB THEIR TICKETS. IT STARTS THIS FRIDAY, THE 17TH AND GOES THROUGH THE 25TH. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEVEN DOLLARS FOR QUALIFYING. WE ARE QUALIFYING OUR TOP 100 PLAYERS, INCLUDING STEM CELLS ARE, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MONICA PLEAD, INCLUDING TOP 30 PLAYERS SO IF YOU WANT THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN FOR SEVEN DOLLARS, YOU CAN COME OUT AND WATCH ON THE OUTER COURTS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, TOP 100 PLAYERS. TERESA: CAN’T BEAT THAT. STARTING SUNDAY, WE HAVE FOUR OF THE TOP 10, 8 OF THE TOP 20 IN THE WORLD. INCLUDING WORLD NUMBER ONE AND SIMONA HOLUB. WE MIGHT ADD A WILDCARD BY WEDNESDAY. TERESA: CHECK IT OUT. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. BEST OF LUCK. HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE.

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