Western and Southern Open Schedule
Tennis fans will be flocking to the Western and Southern Open, commonly known
as the Cincinnati Masters, this year to see some top-notch tennis. Located in Mason, Ohio, a beautiful suburb just outside
of Cincinnati, the Linder Family Tennis Center will host the 115th tournament on Saturday, August 9, through Sunday, August
17. The world's best will convene on the Linder Family Tennis Center to compete for the championship, and there will be plenty
of fans there to cheer them on. Seeing the world' best tennis players in person is an experience that every tennis fan should
be a part of at least one time, if not more than once. Don't miss out on the chance to catch the action this year.
Western and Southern Open History
The tournament started in 1899 as the Cincinnati Open and was held at the Avondale
Athletic Club. Over the years it has had many names and has been hosted at a number of different venues. From 1903 until 1972,
it was held at the Cincinnati Tennis Club. Then the following year it was hosted inside at the Cincinnati Convention Center.
Moving the tournament in 1975 to the Coney Island amusement helped the event gain momentum again. In 1979, the tournament
relocated to Mason where a permanent stadium was built and the surface was changed to hard court.
Roger Federer holds
the title for most men's singles titles with five. And, the most consecutive men's singles titles were awarded to Beals Wright,
Raymond D. Little, Robert Leroy and Bobby Riggs - all with three. Ruth Sanders Cordes and Clara Louise Zinke both have five
for the most women's singles titles. As for most consecutive women's singles titles Ruth Sanders Cordes, May Sutton and Clara
Louise Zinke all have three. Most men's doubles titles go to Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde with four, and Clara Louise
Zinke holds six titles for most women's doubles titles. Most consecutive women's doubles titles go to Martha Kinsey and Clara
Louise Zinke with four. Raymond D. Little holds the record for most men's titles with 11, and most women's titles record is
held by Clara Louise Zinke with 12. You get the idea; there are some real top-notch athletes who are tearing up the courts.
tournament is sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group, and in 2009, the tennis tournament announced a $10 million
upgrade to the facility, including the construction of a 52,000 square feet West Building to add space for players, media
and of course, fans. The new building, which opened in 2010, is called the Paul M. Flory Player Center. The building is 85
feet above ground level and 97 feet above the court level. The Paul M. Flory Player Center is named in honor of Paul M. Flory,
who was the tournament chairman from 1975 until he passed away on January 31, 2013. He began his involvement as a volunteer
with the tournament in the late 1960s and donated millions of dollars to charity, including the Tennis for City Youth program,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. Flory was honored
with the ATP's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award enshrinement in the USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Tennis Hall
of Fame and was named one of the Great Living Cincinnatians by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.
is nothing quite like seeing a top-drawer sporting event live, particularly when it's a great sport like tennis. If you have
never been in the stands when the best tennis players in the world are battling it out on the court with everything on the
line, you have absolutely no idea what you've been missing. Make sure you reserve your tickets in advance for this year's
Western and Southern Open to see some of the top talents in the nation hit the court to do battle for the right to hoist the
trophy when it's all said and done. It's always great to see a sporting event live and in person, especially one of this caliber.
Western and Southern Open Fans
Tennis fans may not get a lot of credit in the general sporting world, but they
are some of the most passionate fans you'll find. Fans will be pouring into the Linder Family Tennis Center this year to see
the Western and Southern Open to catch some top-notch tennis action. The Linder Family Tennis Center features a total of 16
courts, including four tennis stadiums - Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3 and Court 9. It is the only venue outside
of the Grand Slams with more than two permanent stadiums. Center Court was constructed in 1981 and has a capacity of 11,400.
The Grandstand Court was constructed in 1995, and it has a capacity of 5,000 spectators. Court 3 with a 4,000 capacity was
built in 2010, and Court 9 was built in 1997 and has a capacity of 2,000.
Western and Southern Open Trivia
you know that the Western and Southern Open is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States that is still played in its
That's right; this tournament has been played in the same spot for more than 100 years.