How to Plan a US Open Series Road Trip shows you exactly how to attend the BB&T Atlanta Open, Citi Open, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, Rogers Cup, Western & Southern Open, Winston-Salem Open and Connecticut Open. As the summer of tennis switches from the grass courts of Wimbledon to the hard courts of the United States, the change of court surface is welcomed by a bonanza of awesome tournaments, which together form the US Open Series.

Spread out over 5 weeks, the series will put a high number of points up for grabs before the final Major of the year: The US Open. Stars of the sport will meet in Flushing only after having traveled the country (and Canada) in an attempt to pile up points. Several 250s and 500s will be contested, as well as two 2 Masters 1000 events.

Nothing says “summer” in America like a road trip. While these tournaments may not all be near enough to form one gigantic driving tour of tennis excellence, here are a few itineraries to guide you to the best tennis of the summer as your plan your US Open Series Road Trip!


How to Plan a US Open Series Road Trip

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US Open Series Schedule 2018

July 23-29
BB&T Atlanta Open
Atlanta, GA.
ATP 250 Event.

July 28 – Aug 5
Citi Open *Not Part of US Open Series
Washington, DC
ATP 500 / WTA International Event

July 30 – Aug 5
Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, CA
WTA Premier Event

August 6-12
Rogers Cup
Montreal, CAN (WTA) & Toronto, CAN (ATP)
WTA Premier 5 / ATP Masters 1000

August 12-19
Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, OH
WTA Premier 5 / ATP Masters 1000

August 19-25
Winston-Salem Open
Winston-Salem, NC
ATP 250

August 19-25
Connecticut Open
New Haven, CT
WTA Premier

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Plan a US Open Series Road Trip

Trip 1: Atlanta to DC to Montreal

Date Range: July 23 – August 12
Total Driving Time: 18 hours and 53 minutes
Total Miles: 1,225

Starting off in Atlanta, enjoy a few days of ATP action at the BB&T Atlanta Open. The tournament is played at “Atlantic Station”, which is, more or less, a really nice mall. Here you will have an opportunity to see a big range of American tennis pros, from familiar names like John Isner to a slew of rising stars that may not always make the TV courts at the Majors. Enjoy the matches, get some delicious Southern BBQ, then make your way up to Washington, DC!

While this event is not technically part of the US Open series, it is a staple of the US summer of tennis. The Citi Open has both ATP and WTA action, and often has a few of the biggest names in the game tuning up before the upcoming WTA Premier 5 event just north of the border.

The third and final stop of this road trip puts you in first WTA Premier 5 event of the summer, the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada. The men and women alternate between Montreal and Toronto, each city swapping draws every year. Canadians love there tennis, so expect an electric atmosphere, since this is the only event of this caliber played in Canada for the entire year.

Trip 2: Toronto to Cincinnati to Winston-Salem

Date Range: August 6 – 25
Total Driving Time: 14 hours and 36 minutes
Total Miles: 925

Whether you want to continue on from Trip 1, or start your journey from Toronto, our second suggested Road Trip brings you back-to-back to the two biggest events of the summer, then concludes with the last ATP event prior to the US Open.

May as well start with a Masters event! Begin your journey in Toronto, Canada for the Roger’s Cup, an ATP 1000 event. Just like with the women’s version of this event taking place in Montreal, the fans will be so excited to not only have such a big tournament on their turf, but to also cheer on local favorites Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov.

Once the action in Canada cools down, cruise over to the Cincinnati Masters – Western & Southern Open in Ohio for yet another Masters event. This time it’ll be twice the fun, as the men and women will be at the same venue, playing in the most valuable event prior to the US Open.

Finally, cruise on down South to the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina. Similarly to the BB&T Atlanta Open, this is a great opportunity to cheer on a draw packed full of American pros. And of course, another opportunity to get some tasty Southern BBQ.

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How to Plan a US Open Series Road Trip

When embarking on your US Open Series Road Trip, there are a few key things to remember. Keep water and snacks in the car, and make sure to wear sunscreen so your skin does not end up feeling as hot as the hard courts of North America. Always take breaks from driving when you feel tired, and try to share the driving with your road trip companions. Finally, buy your tickets in advance! The last thing you want is to show up to a sold out tennis tournament. Most importantly, have fun!

Tennis Event Schedules and Tickets

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