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.
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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:
- 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.
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.