The Queen City is King of Tennis

Cincinnati, Ohio – In a little less than a month the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world will be taking center court in Cincinnati.  Located in the suburbs of Mason, Ohio, the Linder Family Tennis Center plays host to the Western & Southern Open.  The Open didn’t magically become the massive Masters 1000 series event is today overnight.  Originally starting all the way back in 1899, the Cincinnati tournament has changed locations and titles several times. Some of the more notable Cincinnati locations that hosted the still youthful tournament included: Avondale Athletic Club, Cincinnati Tennis Club, and Coney Island.

In 1979 a long term solution came to fruition when a permanent stadium was constructed in Mason to house the tournament.  Prior to 1979, the tournament court surface was exclusively clay but switched over to hard-court when the new stadium was built. With a Center Court already established the tournament later built two other stadium style courts: Grandstand Court and Court 3.

In 2002 the Western & Southern Financial Group took over as the primary sponsor to the tournament.  In the last ten years the tournament has grown to new heights, upgrading and expanding multiple times.  In 2010 the tournament added a fourth permanent stadium style court.  The event now features a total of 16 courts, including four tennis stadiums — Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 4 and Court 9 (formerly known as Court 3).  The Cincinnati tournament is the only venue that features more than two permanent stadiums outside of the 4 major grand slams.

Midwest Sports is a proud partner of the Western & Southern Open. This will be our 10th year at the tournament. Midwest Sports sales generated at the event account for over 1 million in donations to local charities.


Andy Murray v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Wimbledon LIVE Tennis review

Wimbledon Semi Final Review – Murray vs. Tsonga

Tsonga and Murray are having an excellent match on the courts of wimbledon. Both Murray and Tsonga have made the semifinals at wimbledon before. For Tsonga this is only his second appearance and for Murray this will be his forth appearance in this round of WImbledon.

Murray has had his journey ended by Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick at this stage of Wimbledon. With that being said it does not mean that he is favored to win this match and make his way to finals in 2012. These two have met on six separate occasions and once on the same grass in 2010, Murray has won 5 of those meetings.

Tsonga is known for making up for lost ground but currently he is letting the Frenchman take the upper hand.

Murray – Tsonga are in the 3rd set (6-3, 6-4, 6-3, 4-4)

Update 10:30 PSTMurray and Tsonga are facing the impending danger of rain.

Murray: Is dominating 2nd serve points won. (Aces – 9 Double Faults – 1)

Tsonga: Loosing in terms to 2nd points won but dominating in serve speed and net points won. (Aces – 11 Double Faults – 2)

Midwest Sports Blog On Court Outfit Review

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Murray is currently wearing in this match:

Adidas Barricade Mens Tennis CrewProduct code: MFa12_w53576

Adidas Adizero Bermuda Mens Tennis Short Product code: MFa12_W65152

Adidas Barricade 7.0 Mens Tennis Shoe Product code – G60520

Tsonga is currently wearing in this match:

Adidas Adizero Wimbledon Mens Tennis Polo Product Code:  MFa12_W41590

Adidas Adizero Bermuda Mens Tennis Short – Product code: MFa12_W65152

Adidas Adizero Feather Mens Tennis Shoe Product Code: V23762