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AUGUST 13-21, 2022

Western & Southern Open Doubles Field Includes 16 Past Champions

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Gauff & McNally Join Major Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists in Fields
 
CINCINNATI (Aug. 4, 2021) - The initial entries into the Western & Southern Open doubles fields include both of this year’s Olympic Gold Medal winning teams and both duos that claimed the Wimbledon titles earlier this summer as well as the debut in Cincinnati of Coco Gauff with Madeira resident Caty McNally. 
 
Gauff & McNally, also known as “McCoco”, advanced to the Round of 16 in their first doubles appearance at Wimbledon this year. The 17-year-old Gauff and the 19-year-old McNally have collected three WTA titles together, most recently at Parma in May in addition to winning a junior doubles title at the 2018 US Open. The duo has also advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals twice while making the third round at the French Open and US Open. 
 
The Western & Southern Open will also welcome 2021 Wimbledon champions Hsieh Su-wei & Elise Mertens in addition to Olympic gold medalists and 2021 French Open champions Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova. The men’s field is highlighted by 2021 Wimbledon champions and Olympic Gold medalists Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic.
 
Nine former Western & Southern women’s doubles champions and seven former men’s champions are entered in the 2021 event. Lucie Hradecka, whose three titles is tied for fourth-most in tournament history, has entered with Marie Bouzkova. Despite playing with different partners this year, 2020 Western & Southern Open women’s doubles champions Kveta Peschke and Demi Schuurs will both look to repeat as winners. Peschke will play with Ellen Perez while Schuurs will partner with American Olympian Nicole Melichar
 
Ivan Dodig is a two-time men’s doubles champion in Cincinnati and will team up this year with Rohan Bopanna. Last year’s winner, Alex de Minaur, has entered with Cameron Norrie
 
Hsieh & Mertens claimed the title at Wimbledon in just their fifth tournament together as doubles partners, with Hsieh coming up with her third Wimbledon doubles trophy while defending a Major title for the first time. Winning the doubles title at Wimbledon allowed Hsieh to be the 35th woman to win at least four Majors doubles championships in the Open Era. 
 
Krejcikova & Siniakova became the 18th doubles team in the Open Era to collect at least three Majors doubles championships when they claimed the French Open this season. The Czech Republic duo will be the first women’s doubles team in Western & Southern Open history to win an Olympic gold medal and compete in Cincinnati in the same year. 
 
Along with Krejcikova & Siniakova, Olympic bronze medalist Luisa Stefani is set to compete in Cincinnati. She will be the second bronze medalist to compete in the Olympics and in the Western & Southern Open in the same year and will play with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski
 
Mektic & Pavic have won nine doubles titles this season, including three ATP Masters 1000 events (Rome, Monte Carlo, Miami). Another ATP Masters 1000 title would make Mektic & Pavic the first doubles team since Bob and Mike Bryan in 2014 to win four ATP Masters 1000 titles and a Major title in the same season. 
 
Cincinnati will also welcome 2019 Wimbledon and US Open Doubles men’s champion Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert FarahCabal & Farah have 18 doubles titles together on the ATP tour, winning two titles (Barcelona and Dubai) this season. The duo were also finalists in Cincinnati in 2019. 
 
Five of the six men’s players who claimed an Olympic medal in doubles tennis at the 2020 Olympic games are set to take the court in Cincinnati, the most in tournament history. This will mark the ninth time in Western & Southern Open history where at least one men’s player who won an Olympic medal competes in Cincinnati in the same year. 
 
The initial entry lists are as follows:
 
ATP Tour
Pos - Name (Age) Nat.
1 - Nikola Mektic (32) CRO & Mate Pavic (28) CRO
2 - Marcel Granollers (35) ESP & Horacio Zeballos (36) ARG
3 - Juan Sebastian Cabal (35) COL & Robert Farah (34) COL
4 - Rajeev Ram (37) USA & Joe Salisbury (29) GBR
5 - Karen Khachanov (25) RUS & Andrey Rublev (23) RUS
6 - Kevin Krawietz (29) GER & Horia Tecau (36) ROU
7 - Lukasz Kubot (39) POL & Marcelo Melo (37) BRA
8 - John Peers (33) AUS & Filip Polasek (36) SVK
9 - Hubert Hurkacz (24) POL & Jannik Sinner (19) ITA
10 - Nicolas Mahut (39) FRA & Fabrice Martin (34) FRA
11 - Wesley Koolhof (32) NED & Jean-Julien Rojer (39) NED
12 - Daniel Evans (31) GBR & Neal Skupski (31) GBR
13 - Alex de Minaur (22) AUS & Cameron Norrie (25) GBR
14 - Tim Puetz (33) GER & Michael Venus (33) NZL
15 - Rohan Bopanna (41) IND & Ivan Dodig (36) CRO
16 - Simone Bolelli (35) ITA & Maximo Gonzalez (38) ARG
17 - Alexander Bubilik (24) KAZ & Cristian Garin (25) CHI
18 - Andrey Golubev (34) KAZ & Andreas Mies (30) GER
19 - Raven Klaasen (38) RSA & Ben McLachian (29) JPN
20 - Federico Delbonis (30) ARG & Diego Schwartzman (28) ARG
21 - Matwe Middelkoop (37) NED & Luke Saville (27) AUS
22 - Jamie Murray (35) GBR & Max Purcell (23) AUS
?23 - Felix Auger-Aliassime (20) CAN & Marcus Daniell (31) NZL
?24 - Sander Gille (30) BEL & Joran Vliegen (28) BEL
25 - Ariel Behar (31) URU & Gonzalo Escobar (32) ECU
 
WTA Tour
Rank - Name (Age) Nat.
1 - Su-Wei Hsieh (35) TPE & Elise Mertens (25) BEL
2 - Barbora Krejcikova (25) CZE & Katerina Siniakova (25) CZE
3 - Shuko Aoyama (33) JPN & Ena Shibahara (23) JPN
4 - Nicole Melichar (28) USA & Demi Schuurs (28) NED
5 - Alexa Guarachi (30) CHI & Desirae Krawczyk (27) USA
6 - Gabriela Dabrowski (29) CAN & Luisa Stefani (22) BRA
7 - Hao-Ching Chan (27) TPE & Latisha Chan (31) TPE
8 - Darija Jurak (37) CRO & Andreja Klepac (35) SLO
9 - Sofia Kenin (22) USA & Jelena Ostapenko (24) LAT
10 - Bethanie Mattek-Sands (36) USA & Iga Swiatek (20) POL
11 - Veronika Kudermetova (24) RUS & Elena Vesnina (35) RUS
12 - Samantha Stosur (37) AUS & Shuai Zhang (32) CHN
13 - Galina Voskoboeva (36) KAZ & Vera Zvonareva (36) RUS
14 - Cori “Coco” Gauff (17) USA & Caty McNally (19) USA
15 - Marie Bouzkova (23) CZE & Lucie Hradecka (36) CZE
16 - Ellen Perez (25) AUS & Kveta Peschke (46) CZE
17 - Nadiia Kichenok (29) UKR & Raluca Olaru (32) ROU
18 - Hayley Carter (26) USA & Sabrina Santamaria (28) USA
19 - Anna Danilina (25) KAZ & Yaroslava Shvedova (33) KAZ
20 - Lyudmyla Kichenok (29) UKR & Makoto Ninomiya (27) JPN
 
BOLD indicates former Western & Southern Open champion
 
In addition to the doubles fields, the main draw singles field includes 12 former tournament winners along with Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked players in the world who are fresh off Wimbledon titles. Twenty-time Major champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are included in the men’s field while the women’s field has recent Major champions such as 2020 Western & Southern Open finalist Naomi Osaka (2020 US Open, 2021 Australian Open)Barbora Krejcikova (2021 French Open)Sofia Kenin (2020 Australian Open) and Iga Swiatek (2020 French Open)
 
The Western & Southern Open will be held Aug. 14-22, with first serve taking place at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14 for the qualifying tournament.The men’s and women’s singles finals will take place on Sunday, Aug. 22. The full schedule is available here.
 
All tickets, including full series, mini-plans, single session and hospitality packages, are now on sale and information about available tickets can be found here
 
The Western & Southern Open, an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000, is part of the US Open Series and is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio
 
About the Western & Southern Open
Founded in 1899, the Western & Southern Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000 tournament. The Western & Southern Open annually welcomes nearly 200,000 fans who come from all 50 states and more than 35 countries and is seen by more than 50 million global viewers in over 160 countries. The tournament is also one of the last stops on the US Open Series before the US Open in New York. Since 1974, the tournament has contributed more than $11 million to various beneficiaries including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for City Youth. The tournament is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. For more information, visit www.wsopen.com.
 
About the US Open Series
The US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of summer tennis in North America, linking nine WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a cohesive weekly viewing schedule, as well as comprehensive outreach and grassroots engagement initiatives, the Series serves as a vital platform to promote and grow the game of tennis in person and at home. Fans can follow along all summer as today’s top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow’s emerging stars, while each tournament engages its local community with a variety of programs geared toward showcasing and promoting the game to new and existing fans.
 
About the WTA
Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity for women in sports, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 1,650 players representing 84 nations competing for a record $180 million in prize money. In 2019, the WTA was watched by a record-breaking global audience of 700 million. The 2020 WTA season includes 55 events and four Grand Slams in 29 countries and regions. The season culminates with the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, offering a $14 million total prize purse and honoring the season’s top singles and doubles players. Further information on the WTA can be found at www.wtatennis.com.
 
About the ATP
As the global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
 

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