CINCINNATI, Ohio—One of the great selling points for attending a combined 1000-level event are the opportunities to see the sport’s top players up close without a stadium box seat. Practice courts are one way to achieve this, but as the Western & Southern Open showed throughout the week, investing time in doubles matches can be equally fruitful avenue.
Court 11 in particular was a popular hub to see singles stars put their doubles skills to the test. From Rublev’s forehands to Jabeur’s drop volleys to De Minaur’s scrambling, there was no shortage of exhilarating action to take in—sitting in bleachers or standing while passing by. And with it came a more relaxing environment for fans to seek out autographs and selfies, requests their favorites were happy to indulge after finishing up.
Here’s a look at some of the combos to share the court this week: