MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 23, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Alexander Zverev won his fifth ATP Masters 1000 title and lifted his first Rookwood Cup, the trophy given to the annual winners of the Western & Southern Open in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Russia’s Andrey Rublev had never taken a set let alone win a match against countryman Daniil Medvedev in four previous meetings. That all changed in his fifth attempt at the Western & […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 21, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) What a difference a year makes. Just ask the Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova, who a year ago was ranked 118th among WTA singles players and shut out from direct entry into the […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With the five active players with the most Grand Slam titles – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (men) and Serena Williams and Venus Williams (women) – all missing from this […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On a day in which nine of the WTA’s top 10 players were in action at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, in the last major tuneup before the US […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Three-time Western & Southern Open finalist Simona Halep is no stranger to playing on Center Court at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati. On Tuesday, she opened play […]
MASON, OHIO/WASHINGTON, August 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After a year’s respite in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Western & Southern Open has returned to its familiar digs at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, […]
WASHINGTON, August 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) About 10 years ago, former player and coach Brad Gilbert, now an analyst for ESPN, came up with the term “popcorn match,” which he defined on Twitter as “Get out a big bowl of […]
WASHINGTON, August 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admits he was “very close to not coming,” to New York to play in the Masters 1000 Western & Southern Open and US Open, both being held under […]
CINCINNATI, July 30, 2020 (Press Release) Eighteen-year-old Cincinnati native Caty McNally and four Major champions – Kim Clijsters, Naomi Osaka, Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams – have been awarded wild cards for the 2020 Western & Southern Open. These five have joined the previously announced 39 players on […]
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