AUSTIN, Texas — The ATX Open has announced Covert Auto Group as Official Automotive Partner for the Hologic WTA Tour 250 tournament that will be held February 27-March 5 at Westwood Country Club.
Covert Auto Group sells new and carefully inspected pre-owned vehicles while providing financing and service at eight dealerships in the Austin area. The partnership, the first announced by DropShot Tournament Series for the inaugural ATX Open, will see Covert provide a fleet of vehicles for the tournament.
“It is a great honor to be an official sponsor of the ATX Open, a history-making sports event for the city of Austin,” said Bart Gunkel, General Manager of Covert Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. “Being a part of something this monumental is absolutely thrilling and we are thankful for the opportunity to show our support of the WTA and women’s professional sports.”
The ATX Open, with a 32-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles field, will be the first WTA tournament to take place in the United States during the 2023 season.
“We are thrilled to partner with Covert Auto Group for the ATX Open,” said Christo Van Rensburg, DropShot Series Tournament Director. “We are feeling a lot of energy and excitement as the start of our first tournament draws closer. Each step along the way, from signing players like Danielle Collins and Sloane Stephens to selling tickets to aligning with great business partners such as Covert, just adds to the anticipation. We cannot wait for February.”
Collins, the 2022 Australian Open finalist, was the first player to commit to the ATX Open when she attended the event’s official launch in April. A 28-year-old Florida native, Collins has won two WTA singles titles after claiming a pair of NCAA championships while playing at the University of Virginia.
Stephens owns seven career titles, including the 2017 US Open, and has been ranked as high as No. 3 during her career. She has reached 10 total finals, with runner-up finishes at the French Open as well as the WTA Finals. The 29-year-old Stephens is also a native of Florida.
In October, the ATX Open unveiled renderings of the tournament’s main court at Westwood Country Club. Following robust early ticket sales, organizers have added seats to bring the stadium’s capacity to 1,700 seats.
The 2023 ATX Open will feature two daily session – one during the day and one in the evening – Monday, February 27 through Saturday, March 4. The tournament concludes with the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, March 5.
Full series packages starting at $450 provide the best ticket value to all 13 sessions. Reserved single session seating starts at $20+ for the opening rounds and $75+ for Sunday’s final round. Premium single session seating starts at $55+ for the opening rounds and $125+ for Sunday’s final round.
All tickets include dedicated seating at the Stadium Match Court and access to open seating at the Grandstand Match Court on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders will also be able to watch all matches and practice sessions on other courts throughout the grounds.