2017 Western & Southern Open tickets now on sale for all sessions

All tickets for this summer’s Western & Southern Open, to be held August 12-20, 2017 in Mason, OH, are now on sale at WSOpen.com or by calling the W&S offices at (513) 651-0303.

The event also announced this week $5 million in facility improvements and surrounding parking areas which will be ready by August.

Construction has begun on a 17th court for the facility, an additional practice court for marquee players with fan seating. Practice remains a main attraction for many fans. The event will also add lights to two additional courts bringing the total of illuminated courts to eight.

To address parking issues brought on by the record rainfall of last year, grading and drainage work is being performed to most of the surface lots surrounding the tennis center. Driving lanes and walking paths are included to improve both pedestrian and auto access to the site.

The paved parking “Diamond Lot” will be expanded by 245 spots to a total of 445 spots, which are available for purchase on a weekly basis. Diamond Lot spots have personalized identification signs and are the closest paved parking spots to the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

Ticket prices start at $5 for kids and $10 for adults for early week sessions. Included with each ticket is access to matches on up to eight competition courts, live music performances on the main stage, access to all practice courts, and everything within the food court and retail plaza.

The Western & Southern Open has become one of the biggest food, wine and music festivals in the area, attracting visitors from all 50 states and around the world.  Additions to the restaurant lineup and the musical performance lineup of more than 40 bands will be announced later this spring and early summer.

The 2016 Western & Southern Open welcomed 187,106 fans to the Lindner Family Tennis Center, with 11 of the 16 total sessions sold out. Cincinnati is one of only five tennis events in the world, outside of the grand slams, where the top-ranked men and women in the sport play at the same venue in the same week.

As a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour (men’s), all of the top players are automatically entered. Expected to join last year’s champion Marin Cilic are: Roger Federer seeking a record 8th title in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic attempting to win his first here after losing in the finals five times; household names like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray; and next generation stars such as Dominic Thiem and young American Taylor Fritz.

As a Premier 5 event for the WTA (ladies), the event is guaranteed 7 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 and Maria Sharapova’s return to competitive tennis.

Alex ReillyEVENTS