MASON, OH (FOX19) - Tickets for the 2011 Western & Southern Open go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday March 1, at 9:00 a.m.
The event takes place August 13-21, 2011 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. For the first time ever, the venue will host top-tier men's and women's tournaments simultaneously during the same week.
The new combined format joins Rome, Madrid, Miami and Indian Wells (near Palm Springs, CA) as the only other cities in the world hosting the same caliber events for both sexes at the same time. “For the first time the entire world of tennis will be focused on Cincinnati for one week,” said tournament CEO Elaine Bruening.
This marks the 113th year since the tournament debuted in Cincinnati. The world's top professional tennis players will compete for the richest purse in the event's history, totaling $5.2 million.