Tickets to Winston-Salem Open Available May 15
Enhancements this Year Include Free Parking and All Padded Seats
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 2, 2012) – Tickets to the 2012 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University go on sale to the public May 15. The Winston-Salem Open will be held August 18-25, 2012 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. Ticket pricing and package details are now available at www.winstonsalemopen.com.
The Winston-Salem Open is offering several enhancements to this year’s tournament, including free parking for everyone and padded seats throughout the main court. There also will be approximately 15 percent more seats available this year to accommodate seating demand for peak sessions.
“With the return of warm weather, people have tennis on their minds. Fans already have been calling our office to inquire about ticket availability,” Winston-Salem Open director Bill Oakes said. “With John Isner and Andy Roddick already signed on to compete – and more to come – there will no doubt be strong demand for seats.”
Tickets will be available May 15 online at www.winstonsalemopen.com, by calling (336) 758-6409 or in person at the Wake Forest ticket office located at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field.
About the Winston-Salem Open
The Winston-Salem Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event with a total purse of $625,000, will take place from August 18-25, 2012, with qualifying set for August 18. The tournament will be the final men’s event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. For more information on the 2012 Winston-Salem Open, please go to www.winstonsalemopen.com.
About the Emirates Airline US Open Series
Now in its ninth season, the Emirates Airline US Open Series continues to serve as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. Fans follow the action throughout the summer during national broadcast coverage while players battle for $40 million, including a chance for bonus prize money at the US Open. The Series collectively reached a U.S. television audience of 39 million and drew more than 800,000 on-site fans in 2011. In 2012, Emirates Airline became the title sponsor of the Series, as well as the official airline of the US Open. The Emirates Airline US Open Series is also supported by sponsors American Express, Chase, Citizen Watch Company, Esurance, evian and Gatorade.
Americans Mardy Fish and Serena Williams swept the 2011 Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s and women’s titles. In 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history – $2.4 million – for winning the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters also captured both the US Open and the Series, winning $2.2 million – the largest purse in women’s sports history – and equaled that amount in 2010, winning the US Open and finishing the Emirates Airline US Open Series in second place.
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