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Tickets Now on Sale for Mercury Insurance Open

Carlsbad, Calif. — Individual tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, July 30 to Aug. 7, at the La Costa Resort and Spa, tournament officials announced today.

Reserved grandstand and box seat tickets, which range from $10-$125, are now available online at mercuryinsuranceopen.com or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com. Tournament ticket packages are also on sale now and begin at $70.

“This promises to be our best tournament yet, so we encourage tennis fans to purchase their Mercury Insurance Open tickets early,” said Raquel Giscafre, Mercury Insurance Open tournament director. “Tournament ticket package sales are already ahead of last year and we certainly don’t want fans to miss the opportunity to see great women’s professional tennis.”

Defending US Open champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium will headline the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open. Clijsters began the year on a strong note by winning the Australian Open singles title.

The main stadium at this year’s Mercury Insurance Open will seat 5,000 fans. “With a small, intimate stadium at the La Costa Resort and Spa this year, the atmosphere is going to be fantastic and fans are guaranteed to be close to all the action on court,” said Giscafre. “We also have a full line-up of exciting special events scheduled throughout the week.”

The Mercury Insurance Open Kid’s Day, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1, is free for children with the purchase of an adult ticket. Groups of 10 or more will receive a 50% discount on individual grandstand seating on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Additionally, Mercury Insurance customers can take advantage of several discounts available only to Mercury customers, such as 2-for-1 ticket offers, special VIP package discounts and half-price parking.

Special ticket discounts are also available for members of the United States Tennis Association and the La Costa Resort and Spa. For additional ticket information or to purchase tickets by phone, call (760) 930-7032.

The Mercury Insurance Open, a Premier 700 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) event offering $721,000 in prize money, will feature a 56-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw in 2011. The women’s professional tennis event returned to the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad in 2010 after a two-year hiatus. Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova won the singles title last summer when she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the final. The tournament will be televised on the Tennis Channel and ESPN 2.

The Mercury Insurance Open is a participating tournament in the Olympus US Open Series. The US Open Series, now in its eighth year, is a six-week summer tennis season that links 10 ATP World Tour and WTA tournaments together. The series leads into the US Open. The Mercury Insurance Open is the second women’s event within the series. For additional information about the Mercury Insurance Open, log onto mercuryinsuranceopen.com, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/SDTennis) or follow frequent updates on Twitter (twitter.com/MercuryInsOpen).

About Mercury Insurance

Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile and homeowners insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers in California, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1962, Mercury specializes in providing quality insurance at affordable prices - core values that distinguish Mercury in the marketplace. For more information about Mercury Insurance, visit mercuryinsurance.com.

About Tri-City Medical Center

Founded in 1957 to serve the healthcare needs of coastal North San Diego County, Tri-City Medical Center is a full-service, acute care hospital with (500) physicians practicing in 60 specialties. The Medical Center is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes most of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit tricitymed.org.

About Octagon Tennis

Octagon’s history and tradition in tennis dates back nearly 40 years. Octagon has played an important role in the globalization of professional tennis. Our long-standing reputation for integrity is the foundation of our leadership position in the industry. Our mission is to serve as the pre-eminent management and marketing agency worldwide for the representation of tennis players. For more information, visit octagontennis.com.

 

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