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Game, set, match: experience 8 days of competitive tennis at the Winston-Salem Open

The tournament at Wake Forest Tennis Complex draws international stars for more than a week of action. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to be one of thousands of fans in the stands.

aerial view of the Winston-Salem Open tennis courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

This year’s player field features three former champions.

Photo by Winston-Salem Open

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Tennis stars from around the world will get a taste of southern hospitality over the next week. The Winston-Salem Open serves intense competition and a fan experience to remember.

Here’s how you can be part of it:

The tournament

  • Matches are played on outdoor, hard surface courts at Wake Forest Tennis Complex, 100 W. 32nd St. (adjacent to the WFU football field).
  • The singles competition features 48 players.
  • 16 teams compete in the doubles tournament.
  • The WSO is a single-elimination tournament and the last stop on the ATP Tour before the US Open.

Notable names on the court

  • Borna Coric, who’s from Croatia and is currently ranked No. 15 in the world
  • 2022 defending WSO champion, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino
  • Winston-Salem native and WFU Demon Deacon Matthew Thomson
  • Wake Forest Men’s Tennis 2018 national championship team member, Tunisian Skander Mansouri (Thomson’s doubles partner)
  • Find the full player field here

What’s happening when

  • Everyone is invited to ROAR (633 N. Liberty St.) on Friday, Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. to kick off the tournament.
  • The tournament officially begins Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. with round one of qualifying singles.
  • Finals for singles and doubles matches start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.
  • Times on the full tournament schedule are subject to change.
players on a hard surface tennis court at the Winston-Salem Open with packed stands.

New LED lights were installed ahead of this year’s tournament with a United States Tennis Association (USTA) grant.

Photo by Winston-Salem Open

Follow the action

  • You need a ticket to see the matches in person. Individual tickets are still available and allow fans to choose which events they want to watch.
  • Free parking is available in the Truist Field parking lots off Deacon Blvd.
  • Follow @winstonsalemopen on Instagram.
  • The tournament will be broadcasted on the Tennis Channel.

Know before you go

  • Each guest is limited to bringing one bag, but backpacks (and other items) are not allowed. Bags don’t have to be clear but are subject to being searched.
  • You can bring one unopened, 20 oz. bottle of water. There are concessions available for purchase inside the complex.