Find out why going to the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati is a great experience for tennis fans.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Cincy Tennis and although it’s a tournament that I haven’t been to yet, I definitely hope to get there one day.
This year’s Western & Southern Open ran from 10 to 18 August
Rafael Nadal defeated John Isner in the Men’s Final to win the title for the first time. Read more.
In the Women’s Final Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams in three sets.
Find out more on the Cincy Tennis website.
A Fan’s Eye View
To give us a glimpse of what it’s like to be there, Arlene (@Fitlen on Twitter) has shared her fans-eye-view of what makes Cincy great, plus the photos below.
- It’s the fan friendliest tournament I’ve ever been too.
- The access to players is incredible.
- The experience booth has scheduled autograph signings but the players entrance is the place to be to make sure you catch a glimpse of your favourite player and get a picture with them. I’ve spent many days standing three for 3 or 4 hours & loving every minute of it. Players are always coming and going so you see a lot of action.
- Cincy also lets the fans know when and where the players are practicing everyday so there’s very little chance you’ll miss your favourite player practicing.
- Get to practice early for the Big 4 (45 minutes before their scheduled time) as they fill up fast.
- I didn’t get a picture of the Corona Bar but it’s the place to hang out whenever you’re not watching tennis.
Thanks again to @FitLen for the tips and pics.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal