Western & Southern Open

Focus on Technology
1:55 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Athletes don't have to be on the hot seat

Robby Genepri tried out the cool seat in Washington D.C. and is sold on it.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Slugging it out on a court that is way hotter than the actual air temperature is a set-up for heat related illness according to Dr. Brian Grawe, a UC Health sports medicine surgeon, who was the doctor for tennis players at the Western & Southern Open. Right now there are a couple of common ways for them to cool down including waiting for ball boys and girls to bring wet towels.

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Tennis
1:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Nadal pulls out of W&S Open due to injury

Rafael Nadal, the 2013 Western & Southern Open champion, has withdrawn because of a wrist injury.
Jennifer Mauer Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open Officials say Rafael Nadal, the tournament defending champion, has withdrawn due to a wrist injury.

Nadal, currently ranked #2 in the world, says he is disappointed:

"Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I have undergone today in Spain, including an MRI, and checking with my doctors, I will have to stay out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support."

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Economic Power of Sporting Events

Sporting events such as the NCAA Hockey Division Championship held here in March generate millions for the local economy.

  Sporting events such as the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament, the Flying Pig Marathon, and the NCAA Hockey Regionals are not only big draws for participants and fans, they are also powerful economic generators for the region, bringing millions of dollars into Greater Cincinnati each year.

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The Front Row
1:30 am
Fri June 7, 2013

2013 Western & Southern Open coming in August

It’s fast approaching, and now is the time to make your plans. The 2013 Western & Southern Open runs from August 10-18 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason. Will Sikes, spokesman for the tournament, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about this year’s event.