Western & Southern Open puts national spotlight on Cincinnati - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Western & Southern Open puts national spotlight on Cincinnati

Lindner Family Tennis Center (FOX19 File Photo) Lindner Family Tennis Center (FOX19 File Photo)
MASON, OH (FOX19) -

Saturday is the big day. The Western & Southern Open kicks off at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. 

The number one tennis players in the world, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will be playing in Mason. The field also includes Roger Federer, Andy Murray, John Isner, Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki and more.

It's a huge deal for the Cincinnati area especially Mason.

Jackie Reau with Game Day Communications and the tennis tournament says this brings a national spotlight to the Cincinnati area. 

The event rakes in $62.5 million dollars every year.

She says it takes all year long to plan with a small but mighty staff and 1300 volunteers.

There's more than just tennis that takes place in Mason.  The Western & Southern Open offers local food, music and family fun for everyone. 

The event again starts Saturday and goes through Aug. 17, for the schedule of who's playing and ticketing information visit www.cincytennis.com.  

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • More claims mean NFL concussion payout could jump by $400M

    More claims mean NFL concussion payout could jump by $400M

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:42:18 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:52:51 GMT
    A federal judge has denied a request from the NFL to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league said is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement.Full Story >
    A federal judge has denied a request from the NFL to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league said is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement.Full Story >
  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:20:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:52:43 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    Full Story >

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    Full Story >
  • After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

    After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:26:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:52:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, second from left, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in M...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, second from left, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in M...

    The team has already said they would ordain as Buddhist novices to honor a former Thai navy SEAL diver who died in the cave while making preparations for their rescue.

    Full Story >

    The team has already said they would ordain as Buddhist novices to honor a former Thai navy SEAL diver who died in the cave while making preparations for their rescue.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly