Western and Southern Open 2023 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.

Western & Southern Open 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023

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 Seeds

Seeds for 2023 are not yet out, but here are the top seeds for 2022.

Men Seeds

  1. Russia, Daniil Medvedev (semifinals)
  2. Spain, Rafael Nadal (second round)
  3. Spain, Carlos Alcaraz (quarterfinals)
  4. Greece, Stefanos Tsitsipas (final)
  5. Norway, Casper Ruud (second round)
  6. Russia, Andrey Rublev (third round)
  7. Canada, Félix Auger-Aliassime (quarterfinals)
  8. Poland, Hubert Hurkacz (second round)
  9. United Kingdom, Cameron Norrie (semifinals)
  10. Italy, Jannik Sinner (third round)
  11. United States, Taylor Fritz (quarterfinals)
  12. Italy, Matteo Berrettini (first round)
  13. Argentina, Diego Schwartzman (third round)
  14. Croatia, Marin Čilić (third round)
  15. Spain, Roberto Bautista Agut (third round)
  16. Bulgaria, Grigor Dimitrov (first round)

Women Seeds

  1. Poland, Iga Świątek (third round)
  2. Estonia, Anett Kontaveit (third round)
  3. Spain, Paula Badosa (second round)
  4. Greece, Maria Sakkari (second round)
  5. Tunisia, Ons Jabeur (third round)
  6. Russia, Aryna Sabalenka (semifinals)
  7. United States, Jessica Pegula (quarterfinals)
  8. Spain, Garbiñe Muguruza (second round)
  9. Russia, Daria Kasatkina (first round)
  10. United Kingdom, Emma Raducanu (third round)
  11. United States, Coco Gauff (first round, retired)
  12. Switzerland, Belinda Bencic (first round)
  13. Canada, Leylah Fernandez (first round)
  14. Czech Republic, Karolína Plíšková (second round)
  15. Romania, Simona Halep (second round, withdrew)
  16. Latvia, Jeļena Ostapenko (second round)

Western and Southern Open 2023 Prize Money

Prize Money for Cincinnati Open 2023 is not yet announced; however, I am sharing the prize money for the year 2022 in different currencies.

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 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

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