The 2017 Western & Southern Open

Earlier in August, Nick and I made our annual pilgrimage to Cincinnati for The Western and Southern Open.

Western and Southern Open is always a fun event to go to as it is the last tournament before the US Open. We had another great year, despite most of the top ranked men being absent due to injury. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, and Milos Raonic were all absent. However, we got to see some great women's players such as Garbine Muguruza, Madison Keys, Joanna Konta, and Simona Halep.

We also love the Western and Southern Open for it's atmosphere. It features local Cincinnati food and treats, along with stadium favorites. You can move through out the grounds and watch matches going on at the smaller courts as well as Center Court. I also love the shopping! I got some Bandi headbands this year.

We were excited to see players such a Nick Krygios, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jamie Murray, and Rafael Nadal.

This was the first year that we went to Champion Sunday. We saw Krygois take on Gregor Dimitrov and Garbine Muguruza demolish Simona Halep.

Our friends Mark and Danica were our gracious hosts for the third year in the row. This year we explored Newport, Kentucky with them, and enjoyed some Nashville Hot! So yummy!

Happy Monday! The US Open starts today!


  1. So cool to learn about the Western & Southern open. I enjoy practicing tennis, but haven't watched it much. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  2. I love tennis and you look so cute in your fedora!

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