EXCLUSIVE TICKET PRESALE FOR CITI CARDHOLDERS FOR 2013 CITI OPEN BEGINS TODAY AND RUNS THRU MARCH 4, 2013
Top-ranked American John Isner to Compete
WASHINGTON –February 25, 2013 – Citi announced today that it will hold an exclusive presale for Citi credit and debit cardholders to purchase tickets to the 2013 Citi Open tennis tournament, which will be held from July 27 to August 4 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park and will include American John Isner.
The presale begins February 25 at 10:00 a.m. and runs through Monday, March 4 at 11:59 pm. Citi cardholders will have first access to exclusive ticket packages, and individual session tickets, including Box and Reserve Seats, in advance of the general public.
To order single session Reserved Seats, simply log on to www.citiopentennis.com/presale. To order Box Seats or Ticket packages, please call 202.721.9500 and have your Citi card ready when ordering.
The first player to be announced to the 2013 field, John Isner has made the Citi Open a staple event on his summer calendar after numerous successes, including a Cinderella run during his ATP World Tour debut in 2007, as he entered as a Wildcard and advanced to the finals against top-seed Andy Roddick. Since then, Isner has reached the quarterfinals, or better, in four of his five appearances at the tournament. Isner’s other career accomplishments include five ATP tour titles, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympic Games, leading the United States to the 2012 Davis Cup semifinal and winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010 (d. Mahut 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 for a total of 183 games).
Citi Open tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 5. For more information about the Citi Open and tickets, please visit www.citiopentennis.com or call the tournament hotline at 202.721.9500.
The Citi Open is an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour 500 level event and is recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide. The Citi Open continually attracts the best men’s tennis players from all around the globe, and we are pleased to announce the 2013 event will once again include a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) International Level tournament.
An integral part of the sports and entertainment fabric of Washington, D.C. for 44 years, the Citi Open, a Lagardere Unlimited production, is owned by and benefits the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF), which seeks to improve the life prospects for D.C.-area youth.
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The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children, providing the best quality instruction, resources, and mentorship to build life champions. We work to give underserved kids a safe environment they trust and where they can excel. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by developing meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to success.
WTEF’s mission is to keep children off city streets and engage them in productive activities that instill self-pride and discipline. We help underprivileged children improve their academic performance and make choices that enrich, rather than endanger, their lives. We also provide opportunities for children to obtain academic and athletic scholarships for college. For those not college bound, WTEF offers assistance in joining the work force and making constructive life choices.
About Lagardere Unlimited
A division of the Lagardère Group dedicated to Sport and Entertainment, Lagardère Unlimited is one of the world leaders in this sector. Lagardère Unlimited deploys its expertise in six complementary businesses: distribution of media rights; sale of sports rights and marketing products; organization and management of events (Citi Open, IF Stockholm Open); consulting in the management/operation of stadiums, sports grounds and show venues (Folies Bergère, the Zénith in Paris); representation of sports and arts/entertainment personalities (over 500 talents represented, including Victoria Azarenka, Reggie Bush, Phil Mickelson, Joakim Noah, Agnieszka Radwanska, Andy Roddick, and Caroline Wozniacki); management of sports training academies (Lagardère Paris Racing* in Paris, the Saddlebrook Academy** in the United States). Lagardère Unlimited employs over 1,000 people, and its activity extends over three continental zones: North and South America, Europe and Africa, and Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
*SASP Lagardère Paris Racing Resources - **30% owned by Lagardère Unlimited
For more information, visit www.lagardere-unlimited.com.
Molly Meiners Scott Miranda
Citi Communications DKC