2013 Western & Southern Open Kicks Off

Be sure to stop and check today's schedule on the many kiosks scattered around the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Around the Grounds
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Welcome to opening day of the 2013 Western & Southern Open! We are excited to have the best in the world come back to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason for nine days of exciting tennis action. You’ll find quite a few new amenities at the center this year, and we’ll be highlighting them throughout the tournament. But one addition you’ll see right away.
If you’re near the Paul Flory Player Center, for example, you’ll see a lighted kiosk on the west side of the building. On that kiosk you’ll see the day’s schedule, and which player will be on which court. It’s an easy way for you to plan your visit, and to find your favorites at a glance. That’s just one location that you’ll find the kiosks—they’re scattered throughout the Tennis Center.
Back again this year is a full menu of music as well, scattered throughout the center and on the main stage in the middle of the food court. In all, there’ll be 30 musical acts throughout the event to keep you entertained between matches. And speaking of food, the 20,000 square foot food court has 14 local food options for you to enjoy. Familiar favorites return, like LaRosa’s and Skyline Chili, along with Taste of Belgium with its chicken and waffles, and Fusian sushi is back with its sushi rolling station.
And remember, today is AdvancePierre Foods Kids Day, where kids get the chance to enjoy an exhibition with an ATP or WTA star, grab lunch and enjoy the day matches. It’s a terrific time for kids of all ages!
Whether you’re here for the day or for the week, there is plenty to do and see at the Western & Southern Open. For other suggestions on places to visit and things to do while you’re here, check out the Cincinnati Enquirer’s list at www.cincinnati.com/thingstodo