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Mercury Insurance Open tickets on sale

Carlsbad, Calif. — Mini Packages, Daily Doubles and Daily Grandstand tickets are now on sale for the Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center, a Premier WTA tennis tournament which is also part of the summer’s Emirates Airline US Open Series to be held July 14 - 22, 2012 at La Costa Resort and Spa, it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.

Single-session tickets for the event start at just $20 and tickets to the Finals on Sunday, July 22 start at $40. For the first time ever, qualifying rounds on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 are free for all fans. Additionally, USTA Members, Military Personnel, Students and Seniors (55+) receive a 30% discount on Grandstand tickets for all sessions from Monday, July 16- Friday, July 20.

In addition to daily tickets, fans can purchase Full Series Packages, offering the best seat locations and best value for all 13 sessions; Mini Packages, providing fans with four different groups of sessions and three different seat locations to choose from; Daily Doubles, where fans can sit in the same seat for a day and evening session; hotel packages at the beautiful La Costa Resort and Spa, featuring preferred seating and spa credit; and group and team packages.

Last year Agnieszka Radwanska, now ranked World No. 4, captured the title. Past champions of the event include Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova.

For more information about the tournament and to purchase tickets, visit mercuryinsuranceopen.com or call 760-930-7032.

About Mercury Insurance Open

The Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center, a WTA Premier event that is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, will be held July 14-22, 2012 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. The event features some of the best women’s tennis players in the world in a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The tournament is prominently featured domestically on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. For more information about the tournament and tickets, visit mercuryinsuranceopen.com or call 760-930-7032.

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

Tri-City Medical Center is a Joint Commission gold seal accredited, full-service, acute care hospital with three advanced clinical institutes and physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District which includes Oceanside, Vista and most of Carlsbad, Tri-City is celebrating 50 years caring for the community. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit tricitymed.org.

About Octagon Tennis

Octagon has a rich and proud history in the sport of tennis, having managed the careers of 63 Grand Slam Champions and 11 Olympic gold medalists over three decades. In addition, Octagon owns or manages more professional tennis events than any other agency with WTA and ATP events including the Kremlin Cup, Brasil Open, the Movistar Open and the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open among others. For more information on Octagon Tennis, please visit octagontennis.com or via Twitter at @OctagonTennis.

About Emirates Airline US Open Series

Now in its ninth season, the Emirates Airline US Open Series continues to serve as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. Fans follow the action throughout the summer during national broadcast coverage while players battle for $40 million, including a chance for bonus prize money at the US Open. The Series collectively reached a U.S. television audience of 39 million and drew more than 800,000 on-site fans in 2011. In 2012, Emirates Airline became the title sponsor of the Series, as well as the official airline of the US Open. The Emirates Airline US Open Series is also supported by sponsors American Express, Chase, Citizen Watch Company, Esurance, evian, and Gatorade.

Americans Mardy Fish and Serena Williams swept the 2011 Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s and women’s titles. In 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history — $2.4 million — for winning the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters also captured both the US Open and the Series, winning $2.2 million — the largest purse in women’s sports history — and equaled that amount in 2010, winning the US Open and finishing the Emirates Airline US Open Series in second place.

 

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