HAWAII OPEN PRESENTED BY THE HAWAI’I TOURISM AUTHORITY
Venue: Blaisdell Arena
– December 21-23, 2018 –
Aloha! The Hawaii Open is a three-day professional tennis tournament held December 21-23, 2018, at the Blaisdell Arena in beautiful Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
The tournament will include top-ranked tennis talent from the ATP and WTA tours, with six male and six female players including Kei Nishikori and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza.
Three rounds of single-elimination matches will be played over three days in a best two-out-of-three set format. Third sets will be played as a tie break with the first to 10 points declared the winner.
U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori tops the men’s draw. Nishikori is the only Japanese man to be ranked inside the Top 5 on the ATP tour. Other confirmed players include Mackenzie McDonald, Jared Donaldson, Ryan Harrison and Michael Mmoh. The final male player will be determined after the U.S. Open.
Garbine Muguruza, who won the 2016 French Open and last year’s Wimbledon, tops the women’s draw. Americans CoCo Vandeweghe, Christina McHale and Kayla Day, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and 2016 Hawaii Open champion CiCi Bellis round out the women’s draw.
Tournament week begins Thursday, Dec. 20, with a VIP Pro-Am. The players’ party will be held at the Prince Waikiki Hotel the following day.
Match play begins Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m., with two men’s matches and two women’s matches. Saturday semifinals will also include two men’s matches and two women’s matches.
Saturday night will feature a separate charity session after tournament play to benefit Hawaii Volcano disaster relief charities. Kei Nishikori, Garbine Muguruza, and other stars of the Hawaii Open will play in three exhibition matches with special guests like Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and actor Daniel Dae Kim. Kailua Racquet Club’s Night Doubles champions will also be matched against Hawaii Open doubles teams during the charity session. Ticket prices for the charity session will be $20.
Championship Sunday features a third-place men’s match, followed by the women’s and men’s championship matches and championship trophy presentations.
VIP experiences are currently on sale. Daily tickets and season passes will go on sale August 24th. We hope to see you there!