(FILA North America)
- As the Official Apparel and Footwear Sponsor, FILA will outfit the ball persons, officials, staff and volunteers at this year’s Western & Southern Open to be held August 10-18, 2019 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, just north of Cincinnati. The tournament is a combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 event.
Ball persons for the Western & Southern Open will be outfitted in eye-catching bonnie blue, navy and white attire. The predominantly navy ball girl dress offers a subtle v-neck with a drop waist a-line silhouette, and pairs with bonnie blue ball shorts. The ball boys will be outfitted in a classic crew shirt and navy shorts to complement their female counterparts. The entire ball crew will wear FILA’s new Axilus 2 Energized performance tennis shoe.
On-court officials at the Western & Southern Open will be dressed in the same color scheme as the ball persons, sporting a navy blue polo shirt with a bonnie blue collar and sleeve panels, offset with white underarm insets. To complement their apparel, all officials will wear the Axilus 2 Energized footwear.
The event staff and volunteers will wear polo shirts in an online lime, navy and white color palette, featuring a distinctive white half-chest stripe, while volunteer chairpersons will sport the same design in a ceramic, navy and white color scheme.
Replica Western & Southern Open uniform collections will be available exclusively at the FILA x Midwest Sports retail shop on-site at the tournament.
During the event, FILA will also offer a new special-edition line of licensed Western & Southern Open apparel and accessories, which will be sold on-site at the Midwest Sports shop. The collection consists of exclusive co-branded pieces, including women’s short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, tank tops and jackets, as well as men’s crew shirts, quarter-zip and full-zip jackets. These limited-edition items will only available on-site at the FILA x Midwest Sports shop during the event.
About FILA Tennis
FILA has a long and distinguished history in the world of tennis that includes endorsements of ATP Tour and WTA athletes, tennis tournaments and organizations. FILA is a sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, the Tennis Hall of Fame Open, the Rogers Cup and Coupe Rogers, the Western & Southern Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Argentina Open, the Cordoba Open, the Rio Open, the Brasil Open, the Rakuten Japan Open and the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship. In addition to event partnerships, FILA is an official supplier to Tennis Canada, the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) Junior Tennis Champions Center, Van der Meer Tennis, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, and the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium.
The FILA® brand was established over a century ago by the FILA brothers of Biella, Italy. FILA® is now a leading sport and leisure footwear and apparel brand that is distributed worldwide. FILA has achieved world-class recognition in tennis by marketing high design and style content products that are endorsed by professional athletes from around the world.
About the Western & Southern Open
The Western & Southern Open will be held August 10-18, 2019, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The tournament is one of the prestigious ATP Masters 1000 events on the men's tour and a Premier 5 event for the WTA. The event has drawn more than 190,000 spectators in four of the last five years, including fans from all 50 states and more than 35 countries. In addition, the tournament reached a worldwide audience of more than 63 million people in 165 markets in 2018. The tournament is one of the last stops on the US Open Series before the US Open in New York. Since 1974, the tournament has contributed more than $10 million to various beneficiaries including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for City Youth. For more information, visit www.wsopen.com