Li Na Nets First Title of the Year at the Western & Southern Open

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - Li Na won her first title of the year at the Western & Southern Open Sunday, coming back from a one-set deficit to dominate the end of the match, winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 over Angelique Kerber. The 30-year-old champ … [Read more...]

Federer Claims Fifth Cincy Crown, 21st Masters Title with Win Over Djokovic

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio -The men’s final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati looked evenly matched on paper. World No. 1 Roger Federer would take on world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. The rivals had split their six championship-match … [Read more...]

Western & Southern Open Men’s Final to Feature World’s Top 2 Players for First Time

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the fourth time and on the third surface this year when they contest the final of the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati on Sunday. Djokovic won their first two … [Read more...]

Saturday Semifinals Set for Western & Southern Open

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - Roger Federer gave Mardy Fish one racket-clap but not much else en route to a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday. Federer, four times a champion of this event, has … [Read more...]

Chardy Topples Murray in Cincinnati

France’s Jeremy Chardy toppled third seed Andy Murray at the Western & Sothern Open in Mason, Ohio on Thursday 6-4, 6-4 to move into the quarterfinals. It was Murray's first loss to Chardy who made it into the main draw as a "lucky … [Read more...]

Notes and Quotes From Tuesday at the Western & Southern Open

Match of the day: Tommy Haas defeated David Nalbandian 6-7(0), 7-6(4), 6-3 in 3 hours and 22 minutes. Fun match facts: - It is tied for the longest non-Olympic match in 2012 on the ATP World Tour with Denis Istomin's 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 win over Juan … [Read more...]

Western & Southern Open Awards Wild Cards to Brian Baker, Ryan Harrison & Sam Querrey

The first men's wild cards for the 2012 Western & Southern Open have been awarded to Americans Brian Baker, Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey. Their countrywoman Venus Williams had previously been announced as the first women's wild card recipient … [Read more...]

Getting to Know Mo(hamed Lahyani)

Getting to Know Mo By Megan Fernandez (August 21, 2011) MASON, Ohio - Veteran ATP umpire Mohamed Lahyani has become so well-known to fans that he was signing autographs in Cincinnati this week. He became a household name (well, in tennis fans' … [Read more...]

Bloody Friday in Cincinnati

By Megan Fernandez MASON, Ohio - The Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati was on the brink of a nearly unprecedented bloodbath Friday evening when top seed Novak Djokovic found himself down 3-6, 4-4 in his quarterfinal against Gael Monfils. … [Read more...]