Winston-Salem Open Underway at Wake Forest

Aug. 22, 2011

Play continues on Monday, August. 22 at the Winston-Salem Open, the USTA and ATP World Tour event taking place at Wake Forest University. The 48-draw tournament is being held on the newly-constructed tennis facility adjacent to BB&T Field. Among the top American players in the field are Andy Roddick, John Isner and James Blake. Roddick earned the No. 1 seed for the event

The newly-designed state-of-the-art tennis facility was constructed to host both professional and collegiate tennis events. The facility is located between the current indoor tennis training center and BB&T Field, home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon football team. The 13 Deco-Turf II courts, include center court seating with a minimum of 3,500 and two additional show courts which hold 1,500 each.

The event, with a total purse of $625,000, will take place from August 21-27. The tournament remains the final men's event of the Olympus US Open Series, and will receive national television exposure via Tennis Channel and ESPN2. The 2011 singles final will be carried by CBS Sports on Saturday, August 27. Launched in 2004, the Olympus US Open Series created a regular season for the sport of tennis in the U.S., and with a consistent television package, has doubled television viewership of the Series tournaments since its inception.

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Flow is force behind Winston-Salem Open- Winston-Salem Journal

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Winston-Salem Open Facts- Winston-Salem Journal

Qualifying winners- Winston-Salem Journal

ATP chief talks about Winston-Salem- Winston-Salem Journal

Photo Gallery, August 21- Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Open bracket- Winston-Salem Journal

Official Home Page- Winston-Salem Open

Winston-Salem Open 10 years in the making- Winston-Salem Journal

Monday, Aug. 22 schedule - USTA.com

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