Around the Grounds
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It’s the best day of tennis so far at the Western & Southern Open as the world’s top players take the court. The day session started with Number 2 in the world Victoria Azarenka advancing, and the night sessions feature Maria Sharapova and defending champion Roger Federer.
But the most exciting place to be today may be on Court 5, a court that is scheduled to see the world’s top men’s players practicing. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic all are scheduled to get some practice time there, starting at noon.
If you want to keep current on who’s practicing where, or who’s playing the next match on Center Court, don’t forget to download the mobile Western & Southern Open app to your smartphone. It’s the handiest way to have results and schedules right at your fingertips. Signs and monitors around the facility also keep you updated on results and schedules.
The best advice for the rest of the week is to get here early, whether it’s a day or evening session. Reserved seat tickets sold out Tuesday just after the gates opened. But remember, even if reserved seating is sold out, grounds passes will be available to give you access to outer court matches (30 matches today alone!), live music, 14 restaurant and food options, five bar areas including the new Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Garden and shopping at 16 retailers.
Speaking of live music, today’s featured performers at the Wellington Get Well. Be Well. Music and Entertainment Stage include Hickory Robot early and Kelly Thomas and the Pickups late. Between matches take a break in our food court where 14 restaurant and food options are sure to serve up some tasty dishes and snacks.
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