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The latest on the 2009 Pilot Pen tournament with tennis writer Jim Fuller and other New Haven Register contributors.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


No. 4 seed Nadia Petrova has been upset in the first round, falling 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 to fellow Russian Anna Chakvetadze this afternoon.

It is the first time a No. 4 seed has lost in the first round, for obvious reasons. This is the first year the top four seeds have not received byes. The field was expanded from 28 to 32.

When Forest Hills dropped its tournament, Pilot Pen expanded to provide four more slots for players.

Read more in Monday's Register.


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