2010 Field Strongest in Cincinnati History

July 12, 2010 02:39 PM
 All 2010 Grand Slam Singles Champs to Play at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Masters and Women’s Open

 

The Men Have Met Their Match: 2010 Women’s Field Rivals Men in Rank and Notoriety

 

UPDATED: July 16, 2010 – Officials for the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open announced the player commitments today, and every 2010 Grand Slam champion is expected to play.

 

The 2010 women’s field includes more top-ranked players than ever before. Each of the Top 35 non-injured ranked players in the world is currently entered into the draw. The field includes 2010 Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Serena Williams (withdrew 7/16 due to foot injury) and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.

 

The women’s event begins August 7 and concludes with the finals on August 15. Other notable players include: Maria Sharapova in her first appearance ever in Cincinnati; 7-time major champion Venus Williams; Wimbledon runner-up and 2006 Cincinnati champion Vera Zvonareva; and defending champion Jelena Jankovic. 

 

"Cincinnati is one of only 9 places in the world where fans can see this level of tennis on both the men’s and women’s sides," said Bruce Flory, tournament director. "We’re excited to host the best women and best men, back-to-back once again this year."

 

On the men’s side, returning champion Roger Federer will look to defend his 2009 title against a field that includes each of the Top 40 non-injured ranked players in the world. Reigning French Open and Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal will look to pad his No. 1 ranking with his first title in Cincinnati.

 

Men’s players to watch this year include: American John Isner, fresh off his record breaking 11 hour 5 minute match at Wimbledon; 2-time Cincinnati champion Andy Roddick; last year’s Olympus US Open Series points champion Sam Querrey; 2008 Cincinnati champion Andy Murray; and two-time finalist Novak Djokovic.

 

Here is the commitment list for the women’s singles draw (rankings as of July 5):

 

1.

Serena Williams (injured)

USA

1

 

24.

Jie Zheng

CHN

24

 

2.

Venus Williams

USA

2

 

25.

Daniela Hantuchova

SVK

25

 

3.

Jelena Jankovic

SRB

3

 

26.

Lucie Safarova

CZE

26

 

4.

Caroline Wozniacki

DEN

4

 

27.

Alisa Kleybanova

RUS

27

 

5.

Elena Dementieva

RUS

5

 

28.

Maria Kirilenko

RUS

28

 

6.

Samantha Stosur

AUS

6

 

29.

Yaroslava Shvedova

KAZ

29

 

7.

Francesca Schiavone

ITA

7

 

30.

Alona Bondarenko

UKR

30

 

8.

Kim Clijsters

BEL

8

 

31.

Alexandra Dulgheru

ROU

31

 

9.

Agnieszka R Radwanska

POL

9

 

32.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

RUS

32

 

10.

Flavia Pennetta

ITA

10

 

33.

Andrea Petkovic

GER

33

 

11.

Victoria Azarenka

BLR

11

 

34.

Sara Errani

ITA

34

 

12.

Na Li

CHN

12

 

35.

Melanie J Oudin

USA

35

 

13.

Marion Bartoli

FRA

13

 

36.

Kateryna Bondarenko

UKR

36

 

14.

Nadia Petrova

RUS

14

 

37.

Olga Govortsova

BLR

38

 

15.

Shahar Peer

ISR

15

 

38.

Anabel Medina Garrigues

ESP

39

 

16.

Justine Henin (injured)

BEL

16

 

39.

Sabine K Lisicki

GER

40

 

17.

Maria Sharapova

RUS

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Yanina Wickmayer

BEL

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Svetlana Kuznetsova

RUS

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Aravane Rezai

FRA

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

Vera Zvonareva

RUS

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Dinara Safina

RUS

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

ESP

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the commitment list for the men’s singles draw (rankings as of July 5):

 

 

1.

Rafael Nadal

ESP

1

 

23.

Fernando Gonzalez

CHI

23

 

2.

Novak Djokovic

SRB

2

 

24.

Marcos Baghdatis

CYP

24

 

3.

Roger Federer

SUI

3

 

25.

Feliciano Lopez

ESP

25

 

4.

Andy Murray

GBR

4

 

26.

Stanislas Wawrinka

SUI

26

 

5.

Robin Soderling

SWE

5

 

27.

Radek Stepanek

CZE

27

 

6.

Nikolay Davydenko

RUS

6

 

28.

Juan Monaco

ARG

28

 

7.

Juan Martin Del Potro (injured)

ARG

7

 

29.

Ernests Gulbis

LAT

29

 

8.

Tomas Berdych

CZE

8

 

30.

Albert Montanes

ESP

30

 

9.

Andy Roddick

USA

9

 

31.

Lleyton Hewitt

AUS

31

 

10.

Fernando Verdasco

ESP

10

 

32.

Philipp Kohlschreiber

GER

32

 

11.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

FRA

11

 

33.

Julien Benneteau

FRA

33

 

12.

David Ferrer

ESP

12

 

34.

Gilles Simon

FRA

34

 

13.

Marin Cilic

CRO

13

 

35.

Michael Llodra

FRA

35

 

14.

Mikhail Youzhny

RUS

14

 

36.

Tommy Robredo

ESP

36

 

15.

Jurgen Melzer

AUT

15

 

37.

Victor Hanescu

ROU

37

 

16.

Ivan Ljubicic

CRO

16

 

38.

Philipp Petzschner

GER

38

 

17.

Gael Monfils

FRA

17

 

39.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

ESP

39

 

18.

John Isner

USA

18

 

40.

Alexandr Dolgopolov

UKR

40

 

19.

Sam Querrey

USA

19

 

41.

Thiemo de Bakker

NED

41

 

20.

Nicolas Almagro

ESP

20

 

42.

Yen-Hsun Lu

TPE

42

 

21.

Juan Carlos Ferrero

ESP

21

 

43.

Horacio Zeballos

ARG

43

 

22.

Thomaz Bellucci

BRA

22

 

44.

Viktor Troicki

SRB

44

 

 
 

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