Western and Southern Open 2024 Schedule of Play, TV Channel and Online Streaming

Western and Southern Open 2023 Schedule of Play, TV Channel and Online Streaming

The Western & Southern Open is the annual outdoor hardcourt tennis competition, also known as the Cincinnati Masters or Cincinnati Open, held in Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati. The event first began on September 18, 1899, and is the oldest tennis competition in the United States, still in the same city. Given that both the men’s and women’s events are among the WTA 1000 events on the WTA Tour and the Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP Tour, the tournament is the second-largest summer tennis event in the United States behind the US Open.

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Western & Southern Open 2024 Schedule

Here are the key event dates that every WS Open lover needs.

SessionMatch Start (Gates Open)Date + SessionCompetition
110 am (9 am)Saturday, August 12Qualifying
210 am (9 am)Sunday, August 13 – DayQualifying
36 pm (5 pm)Sunday, August 13 – NightFirst Round
411 am (10 am)Monday, August 14 – DayFirst Round
57 pm (5 pm)Monday, August 14 – NightFirst Round
611 am (10 am)Tuesday, August 15 – DayFirst & Second Round
77 pm (5 pm)Tuesday, August 15 – NightFirst & Second Round
811 am (10 am)Wed., August 16 – DaySecond Round
97 pm (5 pm)Wed., August 16 – NightSecond Round
1011 am (10 am)Thursday, August 17 – DayRound of 16
117 pm (5 pm)Thursday, August 17 – NightRound of 16
1211 am (10 am)Friday, August 18 – DayQuarterfinals
137 pm (5 pm)Friday, August 18 – NightQuarterfinals
1411 am (10 am)Saturday, August 19 – DaySemifinals
156 pm (5 pm)Saturday, August 19 – NightMen’s Singles Semifinal, Doubles Finals
1612 pm (11 am)Sunday, August 20Men’s & Women’s Singles Finals, Doubles Finals

What Channel is Western and Southern Open Tennis On?

The official websites of WS Open issues the list of official broadcasters every year before the event begins. The list goes unchanged from the past few years, so here as of the date of posting this guide, I am sharing the complete list of official broadcasters. I will update the list before the event begins in case of any changes.

Amazon Prime VideoThe United Kingdom and Ireland
beIN SportsThe Middle East
CCTV (Free)China
Sky ItaliaItaly
Sky NZNew Zealand
Sport TVPortugal
SuperSportSouth Africa
TV2 PlayDenmark
Ziggo SportThe Netherlands
Tennis ChannelThe United States
Sky DeutschlandGermany
SRG SSR (Free)Switzerland

Western and Southern Open 2024 Live Streaming Anywhere in the World

You are a tennis fan; hence you have landed to this guide. The general guides on the internet will tell you how to live stream the WS Open 2024 while you are in your country. But it is not the case for everyone, as you may be traveling outside the country for some business and professional reasons. But it does not mean you must compromise on your tennis matches.

Here are a few steps to live stream the Western and Southern Open 2024 anywhere in the world.

  1. Subscribe to a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN is an online software that can virtually change your location no matter where you reside. The use pops up when you have difficulty accessing your sports streaming apps outside certain jurisdictions. For example, if you are in US and have a subscription to Amazon Prime Video (UK Version), you won’t be able to unblock this app unless you have a VPN. In this scenario, a VPN lets you set your location to UK virtually and then unblock this app without compromising speed and privacy.
  2. After subscribing to a VPN, you only need to install it on your respective devices.
  3. Launch the app and set your location to the country whose broadcaster you want to access. For example, if you want to access the US broadcasters (The Tennis TV vis Sling TV), set your location to US. Similarly, if you want to watch the match on UK broadcaster, connect to the UK server.
  4. Here you go, enjoy live streaming of your favorite tennis games.

Free Streaming Options for Western and Southern Open 2024

There are many free sports streaming options for tennis, football, MLS, NBA, NFL and Rugby. But free streaming sites are not always the best way to live stream your favorite games online. The free sites are ads mines and eventually prone to high risk for your privacy and security. To overcome this, it is a must-have to use a VPN, change your location and protect yourselves before proceeding with live sports. Additionally, you can’t use ad blockers on any free streaming websites and ultimately suffer from a bad user experience.

Here are few of the best free sports streaming services:

  1. VIPLeague
  2. VIProw
  3. Sport Plus
  4. MamaHD

Western and Southern Open 2024 Seeds

Here are the list of final WS 2024 participants.

Men Seeds

  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Holger Rune
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Jannik Sinner
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Frances Tiafoe
  11. Karen Khachanov
  12. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  13. Cameron Norrie
  14. Tommy Paul
  15. Borna Coric
  16. Alexander Zverev

Women Seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Caroline Garcia
  7. Coco Gauff
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Petra Kvitova
  10. Marketa Vondrousova
  11. Barbora Krejcikova
  12. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  13. Belinda Bencic
  14. Daria Kasatkina
  15. Madison Keys
  16. Veronika Kudermetova

Western and Southern Open 2024 Prize Money

Prize Money for Cincinnati Open 2024 will have a total pool oof almost $10M where as it $6,600,000 for the men’s competition and $2,788,468 for the women’s competition. In 2022, it was $6,280,880, where as men’s winner took home $970,020 and that of women was $412,000. There is an hefty rise in prize money in comaprison with the last year.

ATP Singles

2022Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2021
Winner$970,020£800,733€ 945,34648.14%
Runner-up$529,710£437,266€ 516,23649.33%
Semifinal$289,655£239,105€ 282,28746.50%
Quarterfinal$157,995£130,422€ 153,97635.44%
Round 3$84,510£69,761€ 82,36023.69%
Round 2$45,315£37,407€ 44,1629.19%
Round 1$25,110£20,728€ 24,4716.17%
Q2$12,860£10,616€ 12,5332.10%
Q1$6,735£5,560€ 6,5641.20%

ATP Doubles

2022Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2021
Winner$297,620£245,678€ 290,029309.50%
Runner-up$161,670£133,454€ 157,546217.70%
Semifinal$88,800£73,302€ 86,535154.50%
Quarterfinal$48,990£40,440€ 47,740107.40%
Round 2$26,940£22,238€ 26,25368.40%
Round 1$14,700£12,134€ 14,32534.90%

WTA Singles

2022Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2021
Winner$412,000£339,328€ 401,46061.43%
Runner-up$242,800£199,973€ 236,58828.50%
Semifinal$125,000£102,951€ 121,80224.69%
Quarterfinal$57,440£47,308€ 55,97020.12%
Round 3$28,730£23,662€ 27,99518.72%
Round 2$16,340£13,458€ 15,9226.59%
Round 1$11,725£9,657€ 11,425-5.33%
Q2$6,880£5,666€ 6,704-5.21%
Q1$3,580£2,949€ 3,488-4.41%

WTA Doubles

2022Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2021
Winner$128,400£106,517€ 126,42066.30%
Runner-up$72,170£59,870€ 71,05742.30%
Semifinal$39,680£32,917€ 39,06825.20%
Quarterfinal$20,010£16,600€ 19,70125.80%
Round 2$11,330£9,399€ 11,1551010.80%
Round 1$7,600£6,305€ 7,4831.50%

Cincinnati Open Winners and Defending Champions

  • Men’s Singles: Borna Coric/CRO
  • Men’s Doubles: Rajeev Ram/USA & Joe Salisbury/GBF
  • Women’s Singles: Caroline Garcia/FRA
  • Women’s Doubles: Lyudmyla Kichenok/UKR & Jelena Ostapenko/LAT