Winston-Salem Open 2024: Draw, Players, Tickets & Schedule

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Maxime Cressy serving vs. Lorenzo Sonego at the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tennis event in August. The courts are well lit and the sun is setting amidst ominous looking clouds.
Maxime Cressy serving vs. Lorenzo Sonego at the Winston Salem Open in August.
Photo by Alex Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2022.

2024 marks the fourteenth year of the internationally known ATP tennis tournament, The Winston-Salem Open. It takes place on August 17-24, 2024 at the Wake Forest University Tennis Complex. Check back with us for schedules and updates.

Grab A Seat In Rally Row

You had better hurry if you want to be sitting in Rally Row, the new, limited, on-court, premium seating that includes a single session pass to VIP hospitality where you will be treated to lunch or dinner, gourmet treats, and bottomless beverages (both soft and spirited). You will also have access to a private balcony and seating overlooking Court 2, a great way to experience the Winston-Salem Open. “Don’t just see but feel every point!” Tickets range from $196-$300. See this site to purchase tickets.

Tickets on Sale

Tickets for The Winston-Salem Open are on sale. Reserved tickets for each session, 1 through 12, will remain at 2023 prices. Fan favorite mini packages, the Daily Double, which saves your seat for two sessions, and the Triple Shot, one ticket for all the semi-final and final action, are also on sale earlier this year. Week-long box seats are also available for purchase. Tickets for the Open are available here.

Spectator Experience Additions For 2024

The Winston-Salem Open has worked to increase spectator enjoyment of the event. They have created more shaded areas near the practice courts and around the grounds. They are adding Food Trucks to dining options and more bar areas, also with shaded seating. New premium seating is also available this year. Rally Row is on-court seats placed directly behind the sideline banners on the west side of the stadium. Each seat holder receives a season pass to the hospitality suite, The Harold Pollard Center. These new seats are limited and will sell out quickly

2023 Winston-Salem Open Player Field

The fan-favorite and 2020 US Open Champion Dominic Thiem received a wild card in 2023 but retired before his first match due to illness. This would have been his second consecutive year at the Winston-Salem Open. Sebastian Korda and Michael Mmoh received the second and third spots in the 2023 singles competition.

  • Facundo Diaz Acosta – Argentina
  • Radu Albot – Moldova
  • Sebastian Baez – Argentina
  • Benjamin Bonzi – France
  • Nuno Borges – Portugal
  • Marco Cecchinato – Italy
  • Juan Manuel Cerundolo – Argentina
  • Borna Coric – Croatia
  • Laslo Djere – Serbia
  • Jack Draper – Great Britain
  • Arthur Fils – France
  • Marton Fucsovics – Hungary
  • Daniel Elahi Galan – Columbia
  • Richard Gasquet – France
  • Marcos Giron – United States
  • Tallon Griekspoor – Netherlands
  • Quentin Halys – France
  • Yannick Hanfmann – Germany
  • Rinky Hijikata – Australia
  • Marc-Andrea Huesler – Switzerland
  • Ilya Ivashka – Russia
  • Darian King – Barbados
  • Strong Kirchheimer – United States
  • Dominik Koepfer – Germany
  • Sebastian Korda – United States
  • Pavel Kotov – Russia
  • Mitchell Krueger – United States
  • Jason Kubler – Australia
  • Omni Kumar – United States
  • Andrey Kuznetsov – Russia
  • Thai-Son Kwiatkowski – United States
  • Jiri Lehecka – Czech Republic
  • Constant Lestienne – France
  • Illya Marchenko – Ukraine
  • Alex Michelsen – United States
  • Michael Mmoh – United States
  • Alexandre Muller – France
  • Brandon Nakashima – United States
  • Sebastian Ofner – Austria
  • Max Purcell – Australia
  • Arthur Rinderknech – France
  • Roman Safiullin – Russia
  • Alexander Shevchenko – Russia
  • Luca Van Assche – France
  • Botic van de Zandschulp – Netherlands
  • Juan Pablo Varillas – Peru
  • Aleksandar Vukic – Australia
  • Zhizhen Zhang – China

The 2023 Doubles Players are not available yet

Winston-Salem Open Kids Day

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Brenner Children’s Hospital celebrated the beginning of The 2023 Winston-Salem Open with its annual Kids Day at Truist Field (499 Deacon Blvd) on August 19, 2023. Lots of great activities centered around the fundamental skills and fun of tennis will take place. Bo, the Winston-Salem Open’s Mascot, will visit, and every participant will receive a Winston-Salem Open goodie bag and a ticket to Saturday’s matches. Kids Day is offered free to the public. We will list the 2024 Kids Day date as soon as it is available. See here for more info and to register. Space is limited.

Past Champions

Sebastian Baez, from Agentina, won the Winston-Salem Open in 2023, needing just one hour and 34 minutes to defeat Czech, Jiri Lehecka. Adrian Mannarino from France won the 2022 championship. The winner of the 2021 championship was Ilya Ivashka, a first-time participant and rising star. It was the first championship title in an ATP event for the 27-year-old Belarusian man.

Triad-native and American John Isner was back for the 2017 tournament but did not return before announcing his retirement on August 24, 2023. He is the original King of the Winston-Salem Open, having won the first two years championship crown. However, he canceled a few times in recent years due to injuries and a desire to rest before the US Open, which starts the following week. Isner is also a local who grew up in nearby Greensboro, NC, and his family still calls the Triad home.

YearChampionRunner-Up
2023Sebastian BaezJiri Lehecka
2022Adrian MannarinoLaslo Dere
2021Ilya IvashkaMikael Ymer
2019Hubert HurkaczBenoit Paire
2018Danil MedvedevSteve Johnson
2017Roberto Bautista AgutDamir Dzumhur
2016Pablo Carreno BustaRoberto Bautista Agut
2015Kevin AndersonPierre-Hugues Herbert
2014Lukas RosolJerzy Janowicz
2013Jurgen MelzerGael Monfils
2012John IsnerTomas Berdych
2011John IsnerJulien Benneteau

WTA: Women’s Exhibition Match Featuring Ash Barty & Coco Gauff

For the first time in Winston-Salem Open history, two female tennis stars played an exhibition match in 2019 as a part of the tournament. At the time of the announcement, Ashleigh Barty was the top-ranked female tennis player after winning this year’s French Open. She faced off against the biggest sensation from Wimbledon 2019, the 15-year-old American Cory “Coco” Gauff!

Gauff hit the WTA scene in 2019 with a huge splash when the then 15-year-old took out Venus Williams at Wimbledon. She also won the 2018 French Open Junior Girls title and is ready to play big at the US Open.

Barty is a 23-year-old from Australia and is also just starting to make a name for herself. It’s not every day that we get to see a No. 1 ranked tennis player grace the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

In addition to the exhibition, the two players spent a few days around town while training and resting up for the US Open the following week. Our surface is reportedly very similar to the courts in New York, making this a great way to get competitive match play under their belt leading up to the last Grand Slam of the calendar year.

Winston-Salem Open Tennis Draw 2017

I was excited because we know that getting prepared for the year’s final major on the women’s side is very difficult. But they see what we offer is a great place to rest and prepare

Bill Oakes, Winston-Salem Open Tournament Director 2011 – 2019

The exhibition match occurred at 7pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, and was included in the night ticket. Coco Gauff took the trophy for this historic match.

Winston Salem Open Draw?

Are you wondering who’s playing next year? The draw is composed of 48 players for men’s singles and 16 teams for men’s doubles. Prize money amounts to $700,000. The draw is selected at a draw party on Friday night, the day before qualifying matches start.

Once announced, the draws for singles and qualifying will be posted on the WS Open website. Who’s your favorite player, and who will you be rooting for throughout the tournament? Let us know in the comments!

How To Buy Winston-Salem Open Tickets

Individual ticket sales begin May 8, as well as the Daily Double – save your seat for two sessions, and the Triple Shot – one ticket for all the semis and finals. Tickets can be purchased online at www.winstonsalemopen.com, by calling (336) 758-6409, or in person at the Wake Forest ticket office located at Bridger Field House at Truist Field. If you are a local tennis fan, you can buy tickets at the box office one hour before they go on sale anywhere else!

There are also special ticket packages available for groups as well as “Friends of the Tournament.”

Want To Get Involved?

Ball Person

The Ball Person interest session will be held August 2, 2024, 4pm – 5:30pm for anyone interested in being on the courts to see tennis up close and personal.  Be sure to fill out an online ball person interest form before showing up at Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center if you wish to be considered. Applicants must be at least 12 years of age by August 1, 2024, know how to keep score, when to change ends, and attend training sessions. Click here for more information and the interest form.

Volunteers

And there are many more opportunities to volunteer, from ushers and tickets to transportation and guest services. You can learn more and sign up by visiting the Volunteer page on the Winston-Salem Open website.

Past Year Players Include Andy Roddick & John Isner

Andy Roddick at Winston-Salem Open
We caught Andy Roddick on his way to the practice courts.

In the opening year of the tournament (2011), we were not only graced with an incredible event but also some top-name tennis names like Andy Roddick, John Isner, James Blake, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kevin Anderson, and Donald Young, All 6 of these players were ATP ranked in the top 100. More recent tournaments showcased the playing of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Grigor Dimitrov, Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, Pablo Carreno Busta, Sam Querrey, David Goffin, and Jurgen Melzer. This year looks like another stellar lineup, and who knows who else may still sign up for the Winston-Salem Open before the tourney begins!

ATP Tennis Returns To Winston-Salem

The tournament (formerly named Pilot Penn and held in New Haven, CT) takes place in August at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to Truist Field. It is one of the most-watched tournaments in the US Open Series because it is the last tournament before the one and only Grand Slam tennis event, the US Open in New York City. It is also the same surface as the US Open, so it is the perfect place for the players to warm up for the big show in the Big Apple. Everyone keeps an eye out to see who to watch for in New York.

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