It is a summer tradition for the world’s greatest tennis players to converge in Cincinnati for the Western & Southern Open.
The tournament, which will be held Aug. 15–23, features an elite field of tennis stars such as recent champions Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic at a venue that offers plenty of food, drink and entertainment for fans to enjoy between matches.
“Accessible” might be the best way to describe the Western & Southern Open.
Located just north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio, the Lindner Family Tennis Center is a relatively easy drive of less than five hours from cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Pittsburgh.
Once on the grounds at the Western & Southern Open, you’ll find many opportunities to get up close and personal with the world’s greatest tennis stars as players are accessible at autograph sessions and practices throughout the week.
Oh, and don’t forget the matches! The Western & Southern Open is one of only five cities in the world to feature a top tier ATP Masters 1000 men’s tournament alongside a WTA Premier event in the same week, joining Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami and Rome. There are more than 200 matches contested during the nine-day event.
There are 17 courts at the 23-acre Lindner Family Tennis Center. As many as eight courts are for matches, while at least nine will be reserved for practice sessions for the more than 150 players from nearly 50 different nations who compete in the event.
In addition to the previously mentioned autograph sessions, there are other other events daily, including concerts on the Dayton International Stage as well as celebrity chef cooking demonstrations at the Wine Garden.
Yup–we said a Wine Garden. That’s one of six signature bars around the grounds. Any good drink should be complemented by a nice meal, and 14 restaurants in the food court are ready to serve.
The venue includes these amenities because attending the Western & Southern Open can easily be a daylong affair. From Sunday through Saturday, the match schedule is split into two sessions, one for the day that typically starts at 11 am followed by a night session that begins around 7 pm.
Fans holding tickets to a particular session will have a reserved seat on Center Court and will also be able to visit all other practice and match courts on the grounds plus all other on-site amenities.
We mentioned some driving distances, but if you are going to fly instead, airports in both Cincinnati (CVG) and Dayton (DAY) offer convenient access to the Mason area.
However you get to town, the Western & Southern Open works with a number of partner hotels to offer accommodation during your stay. Visit our hotel page to learn more about how to book a room through us.
Lastly–but perhaps most importantly–are the tickets! All seats for the 2020 Western & Southern Open will go on sale at 9 am ET on February 11.
If you have questions about booking your Western & Southern Open experience, text or call 1 513-651-0303 and let us help you make your plans to join us in August.
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