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5 Reasons to Attend the Citi Open This Summer in Washington, DC

Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC

The District’s signature professional tennis tournament returns for the 50th year this July.

One of DC’s finest sporting traditions celebrates its golden anniversary this year. Citi Open will take place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 28 – Aug. 5. Top-tier talent from all over the world will compete for a prestigious trophy, leading to action that you do not want to miss. Read on for reasons to attend, then purchase your tickets. Actually, speaking of tickets ...

1 You can take advantage of discounted tickets

Fans in stands at Citi Open tennis tournament - Summer sporting events in Washington, DC

Citi Open and the American Experience Foundation (AEF) have teamed up to bring you a special discount on tickets to the beloved tennis tournament. Purchase tickets to individual sessions that will lead to a savings of up to $10 per ticket. In addition, 25% of the proceeds will go to AEF, which enriches the lives of low-income students through inspirational travel experiences and educational opportunities to cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals.

2 Citi Open is a 50-year tradition in the nation’s capital

Fan experience at Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC

The summer sports slate in DC has included Citi Open every year since 1969. The tournament is a hallmark for the District, standing as the only major professional tennis competition to be held here. You can help celebrate by posting your favorite moments from your experience on social Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the #CO50 hashtag.

3 Elite tennis stars will be competing

Sloane Stephens serving at Citi Open in DC - Tennis stars at summer tournament in Washington, DC

Some of the biggest names in professional tennis will take the court at Citi Open. On the men’s side, Andy Murray, John Isner and Kevin Anderson headline the slate. On the women’s side, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens are highly ranked. Don’t miss your chance to see these world-class athletes compete.

4 The action will be intense

Frances Tiafoe playing tennis - Citi Open summer tennis tournament in Washington, DC

With so many stars on display, expect fast-paced, volley-filled, highlight-reel tennis that cannot be seen at any other time in the District. You'll also be able to witness the next generation of tennis stars, including Dennis Shapovalov, Naomi Osaka and hometown hero Frances Tiafoe. As the tournament progresses, the stakes will only increase. Upsets can also happen frequently in tennis, so don’t be shocked if a surprise contender emerges as trophy presentation time draws near.

5 The tournament features numerous special events
The tournament features numerous special events Citi Open

The fun of Citi Open is not limited to the on-court action. The week-long event features a series of special offerings, including tailgates, a golf and tennis cup, the Beer Festival, the Citi Taste of Tennis at Hamilton Live on July 30, a junior tennis clinic, a ladies’ day and much more.

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