Sloane Stephens accepts wild card to play in Connecticut Open

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(WTNH)–Connecticut’s professional tennis event got a nice name boost on Tuesday. Sloane Stephens accepted a wild card to play in the tournament this summer.

Stephens has been sidelined with a foot injury since the Olympic Games in Rio. On Monday, Stephens was in New Haven participating in the Kids’ Clinic at the Connecticut Tennis Center.

350 area third graders were introduced to the game of tennis and encouraged to play.

Stephens has been ranked as high as No. 11 in the world. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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