MIAMI (CBS4) – South Florida tennis aficionados wait for this throughout the year.
Some of the biggest names in the game are in town for the Sony Open which opened Wednesday on Key Biscayne.
More than 300,000 spectators from all over the country are expected to attend the event.
“It’s really fun to see how they play,” Apple Lydon told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.
Lydon and her family came in from New York and plan to come back next year.
“It’s a sport for all sizes and all strengths, and girls and boys can play it, and family can play it,” said Paris Lydon
The Sony Open is also a chance for fans to watch the world’s top tennis players on the practice court and if they’re lucky, get an autograph or two.
Many of the fans expressed how much they loved the way the Sony Open was set up to take advantage of South Florida’s gorgeous weather.
The Sony Open also brings in dollars to Miami-Dade County. Event organizers say the county gets a $380 million overall economic boost.