AMAZING! Western and Southern Open Announces Great News for Tennis Fans

Published 05/27/2021, 4:35 PM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbis celebrates his win over Roger Federer of Switzerland during the men’s final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


In a positive sign for tennis fans after a raging pandemic last year, organizers at the Western and Southern Open has recently announced that the tournament will have full-capacity seating at the event this year.

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The event, which takes place in Cincinnati, is one of the largely-attractive Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP tour. The tickets for Cincinnati Masters will be on sale from June 3rd.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 29: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point against Milos Raonic of Canada in their Men’s Singles Final match of the 2020 Western & Southern Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Western and Southern Open announces full capacity seating this year

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Announcing the happy news, tournament’s chief operating officer Katie Haas said, “In keeping with the guidance from local government officials, we are eager to welcome fans back to the Western & Southern Open. The fans bring so much energy and excitement to our event, and we dearly missed them last year. We look forward to returning to Cincinnati and welcoming our fans at this year’s tournament”

The ATP tour resumed with Cincinnati Masters last year as it was played at a difference venue. The event was played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tennis center also hosts the US Open Championships every year.

However, the Western and Southern Open wasn’t played with fans last year. On the women’s singles circuit, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka made a stunning comeback and reached the finals. She was supposed to play Naomi Osaka for the title. But, the Japanese withdrew from the final, making Azarenka the winner.

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ROME, ITALY: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates in her round one match against Venus Williams of The United States during day three of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Riccardo Antimiani – Pool/Getty Images)

On the men’s side, it was world number one Novak Djokovic who clinched his second Masters 1000 title after defeating Milos Raonic in three sets 1-6,6-3,6-4. The Serb also defeated the likes of Roberto Bautista Agut and Tennys Sandgren in the event.

Going forward, the Western and Southern Open enables digital transactions for fans to purchase tickets. With fans pouring in, a lot of players will be interested to participate in the tournament.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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