CINCINNATI, OH (March 6, 2018) – All tickets for the Western & Southern Open will go on sale at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, Mar. 6.
The event will be held August 11-19, 2018 near Cincinnati.
Premium inventory within the brand new, $25 million South Building will be on sale for the first time to the general public. Currently under construction, the building will open August 2018 in time for this year’s event. Comprised of 40,000 square feet and standing five floors high, the building will be the tallest structure at the 20-acre Lindner Family Tennis Center.
The building boasts a first in professional tennis: indoor air-conditioned box seats situated on the baseline of the 11,467 seat Center Court. Also new, the All-inclusive Level combines a premium shaded outdoor seat with an air-conditioned indoor lounge and all-you-can-indulge food and drink included with the ticket price. More information on the South Building can be found at www.ExperienceSouthBuilding.com or by calling tournament ticket offices at 513.651.0303.
The Western & Southern Open is the largest annual summer sporting event in the US Midwest, attracting visitors from all 50 states and more than 35 countries around the world. The highest-ranked and most notable players from both the men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA compete for the prestigious title each year.
Last year’s event attracted 194,373 fans to the venue in Mason, Ohio, just 20 miles north of Cincinnati. More than 44 million people across the globe watched the event in over 170 countries.
As a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour (men), all of the top-ranked players are automatically entered. Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov will look to repeat his title run while facing a field that is expected to include 2017 finalist Nick Kyrgios, World No. 1 Roger Federer - who will be pursuing a record eighth W&S Open title, Novak Djokovic - a five-time finalist who needs only a Cincinnati win for a complete set of Masters 1000 titles, former champions Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray along with next generation rising stars such as Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe.
As a Premier 5 event for the WTA (women), the event is guaranteed seven of the top 10 women in the world. In past years, each of the top 30 women have competed. Final fields are not expected until August, but early potential storylines include Serena’s return to Cincinnati after winning back to back titles in in 2014 and 2015; past finalists Garbiñe Muguruza (2017 champ), Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep battling it out for the No. 1 rank; and American stars Madison Keys, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe.
How to purchase tickets to all 16 sessions of the 2018 W&S Open: