The yearly hard court Washington DC warm-up event to the US/Canada Masters swing has received a new sponsor in the shape of Citigroup.
The tournament will remain in its present home at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. Work is currently underway to expand the site and includes a new 2,500-seat show court along with five new practice courts. The work is expected to be complete for the start of this years tournament on July 28.
The tournament has also changed to a ATP/WTA combined event but the Men’s field will be weakened this year as it clashed with London 2012 Olympic Games being held at Wimbledon.