Americans Take the Court for First Round

American wild card Jack Sock will kick off his first round on Monday.
Ohio native Lauren Davis is back at the W&S Open for a second year in a row.
2013 Finalist John Isner begins his title run Monday.
Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic takes the court Monday for her first round match.

It’ll be an action-packed Monday at the Western & Southern Open, as the first full day of main draw play kicks off.

 

Several young Americans, including a few with Midwest ties will be in action.

 

Jack Sock, a 21-year-old wild card from Nebraska, will kick off play on Center Court as he takes on two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Tommy Robredo. He will be followed by 19-year-old Madison Keys from Rockwood, Illinois, who just captured her first WTA title earlier this year in Eastbourne.

 

Lauren Davis, 2008 high school champion from Cleveland, and Chase Buchanan, an NCAA doubles champion from Ohio State, will be among those also in action during the day session.

 

The last two ITF World Junior Champions, Taylor Townsend, an 18-year-old from Chicago, and Belinda Bencic, a 17-year-old from Switzerland, will begin their main draw campaigns today.

 

Big serving will be on display this evening, as 2013 finalist John Isner, 6-foot-10, faces Kevin Anderson, 6-foot-8. Isner won their last meeting in 2013 in three tiebreak sets.

 

Two former Grand Slam Champions will also be on court today. Former French Open Champion Ana Ivanovic, who just last week made her way back in to the WTA Top 10 for the first time since 2008, plays Sorana Cirstea, while 2011 US Open Champion Sam Stosur will face American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko.

 

 

Several sessions are close to sold out, and grounds pass tickets are available now at the ticket office for the day sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 

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