The Western and Southern Open, Cincinnati Masters, held every August at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, is part of the ATP 1000, US Open Series and WTA Premier series. The Cincinnati Masters, the only major tennis tournament held in the Midwest, was played for the first time in 1899 and is the USA’s oldest professional tennis tournament played in its original city, Cincinnati, Ohio. This hard court tournament is two weeks before US Open in NYC and usually the the last stop of the best ATP and WTA pros before the final Grand Slam of the calendar year.

The players love it because of the intimate feel, the die hard tennis fans and the fast courts.

 

 

2019 Player Entry Lists (Highlights)

  • ATP: Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Thiem, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Nishikori, Anderson, Fognini, del Potro, Isner
  • WTA: Barty, Osaka, Pliskova, Bertens, Kerber, Halep, Stephens, S Williams, Keys
    **V Williams & Sharapova awarded Wild Cards.

The Western and Southern Open Cincinnati Masters 1000 event offers a ton of fun for the whole family and is accompanied by a number of special events such as Kids Day, High School Day, USTA Day, Open on the Square, Volunteer Service Awards and Food and Wine Classic’s Somm Slam, during which you can test your wine knowledge and compete against nine master sommeliers!

  • Western & Southern Open 2020: August 15-23, 2020
  • Western & Southern Open 2021: August 14-22, 2021

Western & Southern Open Schedule and Tickets

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Western & Southern Open Schedule and Tickets

SessionDayDateGates/MatchRound
1SatAug 98 am / 10 amMen’s and Women’s Qualifier
2Sun 8 am / 10 amMen’s and Women’s Qualifer Men’s Main Draw
3Sun 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s Main Draw
4Mon 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s First Round
5Mon 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s and Women’s First Round
6Tues 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s First & Second Rounds
7Tues 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s and Women’s First & Second Rounds
8Wed 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s Middle Rounds
9Wed 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s and Women’s Middle Rounds
10Thurs 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s Round of 16
11Thurs 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s and Women’s Round of 16
12Fri 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
13Fri 5 pm / 7 pmMen’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
14Sat 9 am / 11 amMen’s and Women’s Semifinals
15Sat 5 pm / 6 pm1 Men’s Semifinal followed by Women’s Doubles Final
16SunAug 1811 am / 12:15 pmMen’s Doubles Final – 12:15 pm
Women’s Final – 2 pm
Men’s Final – 4 pm

Center Court Schedule Cincinnati Masters


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Western & Southern Open Hotel Picks

There are plenty of other sights to see near the Lindner Family Tennis Center, such as the Beach Waterpark, Western Row Golf Course, Houdini’s Room Escape, EnterTRAINment Junction and Paramount’s King Island, making this one of the most fun family areas in the United States, where you’ll get plenty of value for your tennis money by staying at any of these hotels.

Western and Southern Open Player Hotels

  • Cincinnati Marriott Northeast – this is a popular hotel where many of the players, coaches and media stay and is known as THE place to be during the WSO

Hotels with Shuttle Service to the W&S Open

  • Holiday Inn – West Chester – Complimentary Wireless Internet and parking, indoor heated pool, 10 miles from tennis center, fitness center, Microwave, Mini-Fridge, Coffee Maker
  • Hilton Garden Inn – Blue Ash – Complimentary Wireless Internet and parking, indoor heated pool, 11 miles from tennis center, fitness center, Microwave, Mini-Fridge, Coffee Maker
  • Holiday Inn Express Liberty Center – Complimentary breakfast, wifi, parking, indoor pool, fitness center, 7 miles from tennis center.
  • Hyatt Place Blue Ash – free breakfast, wifi and parking. Outdoor pool, fitness center, 11 miles from tennis center.

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Venue Information

Lindner Family Tennis Center
5460 Courseview Drive
Mason, OH 45040

Center Court (11,435 seats), Grandstand Court (5,000), Court 3 (4,000) or Court 9 (2,000)

Lindner Family Tennis Center Grounds

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Western & Southern Tennis Open Flight Info

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Cincinnati Popular Activities & Things to Do

Cincinnati – the Queen City – offers lots to explore outside of tennis courts. Ideally, on red bikes! Bike to the Newport Aquarium, stop at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, grab lunch at Findlay Market. In addition, experience the city from the Carew Tower Observation Deck, take a Gangster Tour, sightsee from on one of the Riverboats, stop at The Ark Encounter – a full-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark, listen to the famous Cincinnati symphony orchestra, and much more. You may try an Escape Room Challenge or go on the Haunted Tour.

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Prior Dates: Cincinnati Masters

  • August 10-18, 2019

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