Tickets now on sale for WTA La Costa tournament

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.  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.