The 2009 LA Tennis Open is going to be a one-of-a-kind tennis experience for tennis fans in Los Angeles and in southern California. The event now in its 83rd year, the LA Open Presented by Farmers Insurance Group will be held July 27 - August 2, 2009 at the LA Tennis Center on UCLA's campus in Westwood.
Among the top ATP names include French Open semifinalist Fernando Gonzalez, Tommy Haas, Radek Stepanek, two-time Grand Slam winner Marat Safin, 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis, and Americans Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey.
In addition, the 2009 tournament will feature a special exhibition match on opening night, called the Millennium Challenge pitting Safin against Pete Sampras in a rematch of the 2000 US Open that was won by the Russian. In addition, former champions Michael Chang, Jim Courier and Stefan Edberg will take part in legends matches thoughout the week.
Tickets for any session in L.A. is always difficult, especially for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of this prestigious event. But cheap, discounted tickets are still available in some outlets.