Tennis is Back in Cincinnati!

The 2015 Western & Southern Open is finally here! Some of the world’s top professional tennis players are coming to our hometown, Cincinnati! Okay, hold up. What exactly is the Western & Southern Open? We are here to answer your questions (because hello we probably have the same ones). The Western & Southern Open is an annual outdoor tennis event held in Mason, OH, exactly 30 minutes away from Sweaty Bands Headquarters! This event is one of the major tournaments leading up to the US Open and is the second largest summer tennis event in the US, talk about awesome. This year the event will be held from August 15th to August 23rd!
FUN FACT #1: This event started on September 18th, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city!
The Western & Southern Open’s men’s portion is 1 of 9 elite Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP World Tour. (ATP stands for The Association of Tennis Professionals). While the Western & Southern Open women’s event is 1 of 5 Premier 5 events on the WTA Tour. (WTA stands for Women’s Tennis Association). Speaking of Women tennis players, our main chick Bethanie Mattek-Sands will be in attendance! Bethanie is a Sweaty Bands lover, who we met years ago at the Western & Southern Open. This year her career has sky rocketed and we have pictures to prove it!
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Bethanie pictured winning the Australian Open women's doubles and the French Open with her partner, Lucie Safarova! Shop her look here!
FUN FACT #2: One of our fulfillment employees, Mary, will be participating in the Pro-Am (Professional and Amateur) tournament on Thursday! Go Mary, go!!
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Snag Mary's Sweaty Band here! (On sale now!)
FUN FACT #3: Sweaty Bands, as a vendor, has been in attendance since 2009! Be sure to come stop by and say hi if you'll be there this year!
Check out this hype video from Western & Southern to get even more pumped up for the week to come!

A Day at the W&S Open from Western & Southern Open on Vimeo.

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