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Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies is owned by the State of Connecticut and is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization. The event has always existed to give back tot he community, and has always been much more than a tennis tournament; it is a leading example of leveraging a large-scale international sporting event to generate millions of dollars in economic impact and build community pride, spirit and engagement, especially among youth. The women's only WTA event will be held August 19-27, 2016 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, and features five different competitions incluidng WTA qualifying, WTA singles, WTA doubles, Men's Legends, and the US Open National Playoffs Championship. The Connecticut Open is prominently featured domestically on ESPN2 and is also broadcast in 160 countries around the world.
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Now in it's 12th season, the Emirates Airline US Open Series continues to serve as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking eight summer tournaments to the US Open. Milos Raonic and Serena Wiilliams won the 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series men's and women's titles. In 2007, Roger Federer collected $2.4 million for winning the US Open and Emirates Airline US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters also captured both the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series, winning $2.2 million and equaled that amount in 2010, winning the US Open and finishing the Emirate Airline US Open Series in second place