Around the Grounds: Autographs

Roger Federer
By Betsy M. Ross
If you spend any time around the Western & Southern Open grounds, you know that you might be able to see any tennis star, any time, anywhere! The fan-player access at the W&S is unrivaled, and fans certainly are encouraged to take advantage. Best place to get an up-close look at your favorite tennis players is on the practice court, where the bleachers give you a front-row seat.
Also, autograph sessions are held throughout the week at various spots on the grounds, including the W&S Experience. Player appearances are updated on the W&S Social Media sites, including Twitter @cincytennis and the Western & Southern Open Facebook page, so check the social media frequently for player announcements.
And speaking of keeping up to date, if you’ve been at the W&S Open, you may have seen signs scattered around the grounds with a QR code on them. If you have a smartphone, just scan the code and that will take you directly to the mobile website for There you will find practice schedules, updated scoring and much more that will help make your visit to the tournament even more fun.