Tennis: Cincinnati Masters to welcome back fans at full capacity

Fans attend the 2021 Miami Open tennis tournament in March 2021.
Fans attend the 2021 Miami Open tennis tournament in March 2021.PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI , OHIO (REUTERS) - Cincinnati Masters organisers said on Thursday (May 27) that they plan to operate the August tournament in the city and at full capacity for fans.

The Cincinnati Masters was held without fans in a bio-secure bubble after organisers were forced to move the tournament to Flushing Meadows before last year's US Open due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"In keeping with the guidance from local government officials, we are eager to welcome fans back to the Western & Southern Open," the tournament's chief operating officer Katie Haas said in a statement.

"The fans bring so much energy and excitement to our event, and we dearly missed them last year. We look forward to returning to Cincinnati and welcoming our fans at this year's tournament."

Organisers said tickets for the tournament, which runs from Aug 14-22, are set to go on sale on June 3.