ATP Tour & WTA Singles Fields Announced

July 29, 2020 10:01 AM
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Defending Champions Keys, Medvedev 
Lead 2020 Western & Southern Open Singles Fields 


CINCINNATI (July 29, 2020) – Ten former champions headline the players on the initial singles entry lists for the 2020 Western & Southern Open that will be held Aug. 20-28 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. 


The initial entries include both defending champions: Daniil Medvedev for the ATP Tour and Madison Keys for the WTA.  
Former men’s champions who have entered the ATP Masters 1000 also include the top two players in the ATP Rankings – No. 1 Novak Djokovic (2018 winner) and No. 2 Rafael Nadal (2011) – along with Grigor Dimitrov (2017) and Marin Cilic (2016).  


Two-time champion Serena Williams (2014-15) will join Keys, Kiki Bertens (2018), Garbiñe Muguruza (2017) and Karolina Pliskova (2016) as past WTA champions in the Premier 5 field.  
The women’s field includes five Major champions in Williams, Muguruza, Sofia Kenin, Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2019 W&S Open runner-up. Three men’s entrants – Cilic, Djokovic and Nadal – are past Major winners. 


The women’s field, which features 39 of the top 53 players in the WTA Rankings, includes seven players aged 21-or-under. Sixteen-year-old Coco Gauff will make her Western & Southern Open debut and will be joined by fellow teens Amanda Anisimova (18) and Iga Swiatek (19) to join a youth movement that also includes 20-year-old Dayana Yastremska. Kenin, a 2019 Western & Southern Open semifinalist who won the 2020 Australian Open, leads a group of 21-ear-olds that includes Elena Rybakina and Marketa Vondrousova.  


Forty of the top 43 ranked ATP players have entered on the men’s side. One teenager, 19-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime, leads five men aged 21-or-under in the field. Four of the entrants from the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings are under the age of 25: No. 5 Medvedev (24), No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas (21), No. 7 Alexander Zverev (23) and No. 8 Matteo Berrettini (24). 

 
The top eight seeds in both draws will receive first round byes. Twelve players will be added to each field through a two-round qualifying tournament that will be held Aug. 20-21. The deadline for players to enter the qualifying event is Aug. 3. Four men and five women will be awarded wild card entries into the main draw singles fields. 

 

 

ATP Tour

Rank - Name (Age) Nat.

1 - Novak Djokovic (33) SRB

2 - Rafael Nadal (34) ESP

3 - Dominic Thiem (26) AUT

5 - Daniil Medvedev (24) RUS

6 - Stefanos Tsitsipas (21) GRE

7 - Alexander Zverev (23) GER

8 - Matteo Berrettini (24) ITA

10 - David Goffin (29) BEL

12 - Roberto Bautista Agut (32) ESP

13 - Diego Schwartzman (27) ARG

14 - Andrey Rublev (22) RUS

15 - Karen Khachanov (24) RUS

16 - Denis Shapovalov (21) CAN

18 - Cristian Garin (24) CHI

19 - Grigor Dimitrov (29) BUL

20 - Felix Auger-Aliassime (19) CAN

21 - John Isner (35) USA

22 - Benoit Paire (31) FRA

23 - Dusan Lajovic (30) SRB

24 - Taylor Fritz (22) USA

25 - Pablo Carreno Busta (29) ESP

26 - Alex de Minaur (21) AUS

27 - Nikoloz Basilashvili (28) GEO

28 - Daniel Evans (30) GBR

29 - Hubert Hurkacz (23) POL

30 - Milos Raonic (29) CAN

31 - Kei Nishikori (30) JPN

32 - Filip Krajinovic (28) SRB

33 - Borna Coric (23) CRO

34 - Jan-Lennard Struff (30) GER

35 - Guido Pella (30) ARG

36 - Casper Ruud (21) NOR

37 - Marin Cilic (31) CRO

38 - Adrian Mannarino (32) FRA

39 - Reilly Opelka (22) USA

40 - Nick Kyrgios (25) AUS

41 - Albert Ramos-Vinolas (32) ESP

42 - Ugo Humbert (22) FRA

43 - John Millman (31) AUS

123* - Kevin Anderson (34) RSA

 

Bold indicates past W&S Open champion

 

WTA

Rank - Name (Age) Nat.

3 - Karolina Pliskova (28) CZE

4 - Sofia Kenin (21) USA

7 - Kiki Bertens (28) NED

8 - Belinda Bencic (23) SUI

9 - Serena Williams (38) USA

11 - Aryna Sabalenka (22) BLR

12 - Petra Kvitova (30) CZE

13 - Madison Keys (25) USA

14 - Johanna Konta (29) GBR

16 - Garbiñe Muguruza (26) ESP

17 - Elena Rybakina (21) KAZ

18 - Marketa Vondrousova (21) CZE

19 - Alison Riske (30) USA

20 - Maria Sakkari (24) GRE

22 - Anett Kontaveit (24) EST

23 - Elise Mertens (24) BEL

24 - Donna Vekic (24) CRO

25 - Dayana Yastremska (25) UKR

26 - Karolina Muchova (23) CZE

27 - Ekaterina Alexandrova (25) RUS

28 - Amanda Anisimova (18) USA

31 - Barbora Strycova (34) CZE

32 - Svetlana Kuznetsova (35) RUS

33 - Yulia Putintseva (33) KAZ

35 - Shuai Zhang (31) CHN

36 - Magda Linette (28) POL

39 - Ons Jabeur (27) TUN

40 - Veronika Kudermetova (23) RUS

42 - Kristina Mladenovic (27) FRA

43 - Anastasia Sevestova (30) LAT

44 - Rebecca Peterson (24) SWE

46 - Caroline Garcia (26) FRA

47 - Marie Bouzkova (22) CZE

48 - Jennifer Brady (25) USA

49 - Iga Swiatek (19) POL

50 - Heather Watson (28) GBR

51 - Danielle Collins (26) USA

52 - Coco Gauff (16) USA

53 - Fiona Ferro (23) FRA

 

 

*Using injury protected ranking

 

Main draw play for the Western & Southern Open will begin on Aug. 22. Both singles finals will be held on 
Friday, Aug. 28, with the WTA final taking place at 2 p.m., and the ATP Tour’s at 4 p.m. 


Further details for the 2020 tournament will be announced in the coming weeks, and all aspects of the event 
are subject to change.  


MEDIA NOTE: At this time, all media access to the tournament will be remote. Further information on the 
virtual media operations will follow in due course. 

 

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