Hawaii Open Tournament Week is here!

By Hawaii.com Team

The Hawaii Open Tennis Tournament begins Friday, December 21, 2018

Tournament week is here! The Hawaii Open, a three-day professional tennis tournament, will be held December 21-23, 2018, at the 7,000-person Blaisdell Arena in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. Thanks to the strong support of the community in Hawaii and beyond, the tournament is now proud to include a men’s singles tournament for the first time in 2018. The Hawaii Open currently serves as an internationally televised exhibition to kick off the 2019 tournament season, bringing together the Oahu community and attracting fans from around the world to celebrate great tennis in downtown Honolulu.

Tickets are available now! CLICK HERE to purchase.

Kei Nishikori. Photo: Rena Schild.

This year, the tournament will include top-ranked tennis talent from the ATP and WTA tours, with six male and six female players. Play begins Friday, December 21 with Mackenzie McDonald vs Ryan Harrison, followed by Christina McHale vs Olympian gold medalist Monica Puig. Matches continue with local Hawaiian wildcard, Andre Ilagan vs Christian Harrison, followed by Coco Vandeweghe vs former Wimbledon finalist Genie Bouchard. Saturday, December 22 play will begin with the winner of Puig/McHale against rising star and WTA World Tour No. 12 Elise Mertens, and the winner of McDonald/R. Harrison against ATP World Tour No. 18 Milos Raonic. Matches continue with the winner of Vandeweghe/Bouchard vs. WTA World Tour No. 18 Garbiñe Muguruzea, followed by C. Harrison/Ilagan vs ATP World Tour No. 9 Kei Nishikori. Sunday, December 23 will host the men and women’s championship matches.

Garbine Muguruza. Photo: Leonard Zhukovsky.

Giving back to the Hawaii community is at the heart of the Hawaii Open. On Saturday night, the tournament will feature a separate charity session after tournament play to benefit the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and Room to Read, of which Garbiñe Muguruza is an ambassador. Kei Nishikori, Garbiñe Muguruza, and other stars of the Hawaii Open will play in three doubles matches with special guests like Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and actor Daniel Dae Kim. All proceeds from the session will go directly to the community.

Get your tickets now for tournament weekend and the charity match! To learn more or to purchase your tickets, visit: https://hawaiitennisopen.com/ticket-information/.

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