Four former Grand Slam Champions, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Caroline Wozniacki, and Sloane Stephens, headline the player field for the 2018 Citi Open Tennis Tournament at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, D.C. starting July 28 – August 5.
The women’s field this year boasts two top ten players (Wozniacki and Stephens) for the first time since the event began in 2011 as well as nine women ranked inside the top 50 in the world.
Joining Wozniacki and Stephens at this summer’s Citi Open is up and coming young Japanese star Naomi Osaka who will also be playing World Team Tennis for the Washington Kastles this summer.
2017 Citi Open champion Ekaterina Makarova from Russia is back to defend her title as well.
Two players who had success this summer on the grass in London, Wimbledon quarter-finalist Camila Giorgi from Italy, and Su-Wei Hsieh who upset Halep in the third round at Wimbledon a few weeks ago are schedule to appear and add to the excitement of the women’s field.
Tennis fans can feel equally as enthusiastic about the men’s field with four players ranked inside the top ten, eight from inside the top twenty, and 16 ranked in the top 50 scheduled to appear.
Joining Murray and Wawrinka will be the 2017 Citi Open champion, young German star Alexander “Sasha” Zverev, currently ranked third in the world. Zverev will likely have a tough road back to defending his title this year with a deep player field.
Kevin Anderson, last year’s finalist, has had success over the years in D.C. with an 18-8 career record at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. He will aim to take his results one step further this year and claim the title.
Rounding out the players in the men’s field ranked inside the top ten are David Goffin from Belgium and 2015 finalist, American John Isner who always has found success on the American hard courts.
Other headlining names are former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, the talented Australian Nick Kyrgios, young guns Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Alex De Minaur, and local DMV and Maryland native Frances Tiafoe.
Former U.S. Open finalist and 2015 Citi Open champion Kei Nishikori and 2012 Citi Open champion Alexandr Dolgopolov are scheduled to appear this summer with hopes of making it back to the finals.
This year’s Citi Open features former Grand Slam champions and former Citi Open champions in both the women’s and men’s field as well as both of the 2017 champions set to defend their titles this summer.
The 2018 Citi Open promises to be a fun-filled and exciting week of tennis in the nation’s capital.
I will be covering all of the action from the Citi Open tournament this year so be sure to check out my articles on http://www.dmvsportsnetwork.com/ .
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