Cincinnati Open

The Cincinnati Open is one of the ATP & WTA 1000 events with a long tradition, held during the US hard-court swing.

Date: 12 - 19 August
Category: ATP 1000 / WTA 1000
Surface: Hard
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center
Players: 56 players (ATP Entry List / WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $6,795,555 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 1000 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw / WTA Draw
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The Cincinnati Open is an ATP and WTA 1000 event that takes place during the US hard-court season each year. In 1899, the first tournament was held, and the Ohio-based competition is one of the oldest American and international tennis events.

In 2024, the esteemed competition commemorates its 125th anniversary. Initially, the competition took place at Xavier University. But the tournament moved to its current venue at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1979.

As one of the most popular ATP and WTA events, the Cincinnati Open attracts huge audiences every year. Around 200,000 fans attend in person annually, while over 126 million global viewers tune in to watch the action.

Moreover, the hard court event is a big prize for top ATP and WTA players. As a result, over 100 International Tennis Hall of Famers have competed at the tournament. In the ATP draw, some of the greatest ever have won broken records at the US-based competition.

Roger Federer was particularly dominant for a decade between 2005 and 2015. In this spell, the Swiss great won a record seven Cincinnati Open titles, with his last coming in 2015. There has been less dominance in the WTA all-time winners at the tournament.

Although, some of the best ever, such as Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have won the competition twice in recent decades. But the record for most women’s singles titles at the Cincinnati Masters belongs to former player Clara Louise Zinke. The retired US player enjoyed a strong period at the tournament between 1926 and 1931, when she won the title five times.

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