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Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati

Cincinnati
The tournament was founded in 1899, 124 years ago. Although 1968 marked the beginning of the Open Era, Cincinnati's event would not "go open" (allow professionals to play with amateurs) until 1969. In 1969, Lesley TURNER took the first women's title of the Open Era and the $500 first prize by beating Gail CHANFREAU of France in a three-hour-and-20-minute final that ended when Chanfreau, who was suffering from leg and stomach cramps, hit a forehand, lets out a shriek and falls to the court. She is attended to where she drops, eventually getting to her feet and returning from the match. In 1974-1979 and 1983-1987, the tournament was not held. The women's competition was reinstated in 1988 for one year, and then again in 2004 when the organizers, with the help of the Octagon sports agency, bought the Croatian Bol Ladies Open and moved it to Cincinnati. In 2020, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center
Surface: Hard

Dates: Aug 14, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023

tournament categories

1968 - 1973
WTA Circuit in past
1980 - 1982
WTA Circuit in past
1988
WTA Tier III
2004 - 2008
WTA Tier III
2009 - 2020
WTA Premier 5
2021 - 2023
WTA 1000

tournament names in previous years

1968
Western Open Championships, Cincinnati
1969
Western Championships, Cincinnati
1970 - 1971
Western Open Championships, Cincinnati
1972
85th Western Championships, Cincinnati
1973
Western Open Championships, Cincinnati
1980 - 1982
Avon Championships of Cincinnati
1988
Pringles Light Classic, Cincinnati
2004 - 2019
Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
2020
Western & Southern Open, New York
2021 - 2023
Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati - Current Champions

Women's Singles
Women's Doubles

Players who won Women's singles and doubles titles at the same WTA Cincinnati

WTA Cincinnati Records

Women's Singles. Winners
Women's Singles. Total finals
Women's Doubles. Winners
Women's Doubles. Total finals