The Sony Miami Open will touch down at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla. next month. It is one of the few big tennis tournaments to showcase the top men's and women's players at the same event.
Many observers of professional tennis consider it the most important tournament outside the four Grand Slams. It is the 32nd annual Miami Open.
Tickets are remarkably affordable, particularly for weekday sessions. The two-week tournament takes place between March 21 and April 3.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena and Venus Williams have been among regular participants and are all former champions. Defending champions Djokovic and Serena Williams, the world's top men's and women's players in the world are scheduled to play again. Both enjoy Crandon Park's medium-paced hardcourts.
Fans searching for the best deals should look no further than Championship Tennis Tours, which offers the best deals on 2016 Miami Open tickets.
Championship Tennis Tours has been a leading ticket seller for tennis tournaments worldwide since its inception in 1987 and is offering great prices for both individual sessions and packages.
Fans searching for tickets will find the cheapest prices during the first week. These earlier sessions can be the best deals in other ways. Many of the best matches occur in early rounds when lower ranked players get their opportunities to topple the stars. It's also easier to watch stars and rising stars on the practice courts or even occasionally to bump into them while crossing the grounds.
Miami Open tickets on TennisTours.com start from just $55 each in the main stadium's 400 level section, while 100-level seating starts from $95 between Sessions 1 and 10. The 400 level is farther removed from the court but still offers good site lines.
Prices will increase as the competition heats up. Middle-week tickets to the 2016 Miami Open, which honor access to Session 11-14 on March 27 and 28, start from $75 on Championship Tennis Tours.
The quarterfinals will take place on March 29 and 30. Tickets start at $85 in the 400-level sections, with 100-level seating listed from $245.
The final four days of the tournament will feature the highest ticket prices. Session 21 on April 1 will offer the cheapest ticket at $95 for the men's semifinal and women's doubles semifinal.
Expect to pay well into the three-digits for either final, with women's final tickets starting from $125 and men's final tickets on Championship Tennis Tours listed at $185.
Williams will be seeking her eighth Sony Open, while Djokovic has won the title five times. The field will include Andy Murray, Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal and Angelique Keber, who beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open earlier this year, Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska.
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