The top men and women on the ATP and WTA tours are headed to Mason in less than five weeks. Western & Southern Open officials will reveal its lineup of players today at a 2:30 p.m. press conference at Great American Tower at Queen City Square Downtown.
The men’s and women’s players ushered in a new era in W&S annals last year by competing simultaneously in a combined format. Mason joined Rome, Madrid, Miami and Indian Wells as the only tournaments beyond Grand Slams that have simultaneous play on such an elite level.
The Lindner Family Tennis Center is in the final year of a three-year, $24 million expansion.
Maria Sharapova rallied from the brink of elimination to win her first Western & Southern Open title last season.
Andy Murray, who fell to Roger Federer in Sunday’s Wimbledon final, is the reigning men’s champion.
The world’s best players will battle Aug. 11-19 for more than $5.6 million in prize money.