Around the Grounds
Monday, August 12, 2013
Heading to the Western & Southern Open tournament today? There is lots to see and do on the schedule today as the main draws for both men and women get into action.
Let’s start with the tennis, where fan favorites Venus Williams and James Blake will play during the night session. Also keep your eyes out this evening for Mackenzie McDonald, the UCLA freshman who qualified for the field by defeating two top 100 men’s players, Nicolas Mahut and Steve Johnson. He’s 18 years old and is one of the exciting young American players on the tennis scene.
Off the court, there’s a special experience tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Corona Beach House in the middle of the food court, where Brad Gilbert and Tommy Haas will be holding a question and answer session with fans about tennis, television and anything else you have questions about. Make sure you come early to get a seat!
And remember, we want you to take photos while you’re in the stands, or around the grounds and upload them to our Pix With Me account. Visit www.pixwithme.com
or download the app to your phone. If your photo is voted best of the week, you’ll win two tickets to the Western & Southern Open Finals on Sunday.
But what if your phone battery is low and you don’t have enough juice to take that picture? We have that covered as well. Stop by the Plus Blue Power tent for a portable charger. A dollar from the rental of each charger goes to Tennis for Charity Inc. It’s adjacent to the food court on the south side.
It’s also Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day. Any military member or civic personnel who show a valid ID at the door will receive a half price ticket for the day or evening session. There’ll be special recognitions throughout the day as well, and 200 tickets are being donated to the Armed Forces Ticket Association. Just a small thanks for all you do to keep us safe.
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