Tennis

Fire alarm forces tennis center evacuation

Share This Story

   
 

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP)

A fire alarm forced a brief evacuation of the Connecticut Tennis Center as players were preparing for the start of Thursday's quarterfinals of the New Haven Open.

Tournament spokesman Matt Van Tuinen said the alarm was triggered by smoke from some cooking being done in the players' lounge shortly before noon.

The evacuation lasted less than 15 minutes and affected mostly players, staff and media.

The quarterfinals were set to begin at 1 p.m., but there were few fans in the building because of a steady rain Thursday morning.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Tennis Videos

Djokovic tops Federer in five-set Wimbledon final Posted: Jul 06, 2014
Novak Djokovic captures his second Wimbledon title while denying Roger Federer a...

Dramatic Moments of the Week: 6/2-6/8 Posted: Jun 09, 2014
We count down the most dramatic moments from the week in sports, including the K...

Williams sisters bounced at Roland Garros Posted: May 28, 2014
Andy Roddick on Venus and Serena losing on the same day at the French Open.

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store