Ticket Packages On Sale Now & Early Player Commitments


Sheena Pegarido





Bryan Brothers, Isner, Gasquet, Hewitt and Stephens Commit Early to Washington Tournament


WASHINGTON—The countdown to the Citi Open®, the Capital Tennis Tradition, has officially started, with ticket packages on sale for the first time at Ticketmaster online.


Fans can now purchase weeklong ticket packages online to watch their favorite stars in action and up close. Early commitments to the tournament include ATP World Tour Rankings No. 1 doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan, top-ranked American John Isner, top-ranked French player Richard Gasquet, and top-ranked Australian Lleyton Hewitt. On the women’s side, fan favorite Sloane Stephens, ranked No. 16 in the WTA Tour, will make a return appearance. Full player fields will be determined and announced approximately six weeks prior to the start of the tournament.


All weeklong ticket packages include access to all 11 sessions of the tournament, July 26 – August 3, at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center at 16th and Kennedy Streets NW. Weeklong packages also include access to the exclusive Emirates Garden Club, an air-conditioned bar and restaurant adjacent to Stadium Court. Mini series flex packages and weekender packages are also available. Packages start at $99 per seat. To purchase, fans can click the link at www.citiopentennis.com, visit www.ticketmaster.com and search for Citi Open, or call the tournament hotline at 202-721-9500.


The Citi Open is part of the prestigious Emirates Airline US Open Series, the summer tennis season that links eight North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. The men’s tournament is one of only 11 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide, making it one of the top 20 tournaments in the world, and the only one held in the United States. It also features a WTA International Tournament, one of only two in the United States. The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C. area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the court through academic and athletic enrichment.


For more information, visit the Citi Open on the web at www.citiopentennis.com. Citi Open is a Lagardère Unlimited production. Citi Open is a registered service mark of Citigroup Inc.



About WTEF

The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, D.C. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment. We seek to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time in a safe environment they can trust. We also engage them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. WTEF builds life champions.


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.


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