WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The U.S. Tennis Association reached an agreement to buy a majority interest in the Cincinnati Masters ATP hard-court tournament and hopes to turn it into a combined event for men and women.
The deal is pending ATP approval.
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”This tournament has elevated the sport of tennis in the country's heartland, while providing significant contributions to community causes. This is a legacy we look forward to building upon,“ USTA CEO of pro tennis Arlen Kantarian said Monday.
The USTA plans a multimillion-dollar renovation to the tournament stadium in Mason, Ohio.
The event is part of the U.S. Open Series of hard-court tournaments leading up to the year's final Grand Slam.