Western & Southern Open Qualifying Fields Announced

Western & Southern Open Cincinnati (photo: twitter)

CINCINNATI, July 24, 2019 (Press Release)

Players who have won a total of 11 tour titles this season are among the entrants into the qualifying tournament for the 2019 Western & Southern Open. The qualifying event will take place over First Watch Opening Weekend, August 10-11, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.

A total of 15 players – seven women and eight men – will advance out of the two-round qualifying tournament into the 56-player main draw fields for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

The winners of seven ATP titles – Nicolas Jarry (Bastad), Juan Ignacio Londero (Cordoba), Feliciano Lopez (Queen’s), Reilly Opelka (New York), Tennys Sandgren (Auckland), Lorenzo Sonego (Antalya) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Montpellier) – will be joined by four WTA champions – Polona Hercog (Lugano), Alison Riske (‘s-Hertogenbosch), Elena Rybakina (Bucharest) and Yafan Wang (Acapulco) – in the qualifying fields.

In addition, players in the qualifying fields have combined to reach another 14 tour-level finals in 2019. The women’s field also features a duo coming off deep runs at Wimbledon in semifinalist Barbora Strycova and quarterfinalist Riske.

“The qualifying tournament often provides some of the most compelling action because there is a lot on the line for these players who are battling to reach the main draw,” said Western & Southern Tournament Director Andre Silva. “We think these two days are a great opportunity for our fans to not only see these matches across eight courts but also provide a chance to get up-close-and-personal to main draw competitors who are practicing across the other nine courts.”

Tickets for First Watch Opening Weekend start at $14. Tickets for these and all other sessions of the tournament are on sale now at wsopen.com.

Below are the initial player entry lists for the qualifying fields for the 2019 tournament:

WTA Rank • Name (Nationality) Age
32 Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 33
35 Shuai Zhang (China) 30
37 Alison Riske (USA) 29
43 Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia) 26
44 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 28
45 Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 25
48 Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) 24
49 Viktoria Kuzmova (Slovakia) 21
50 Kristina Mladenovic (France) 26
52 Yafan Wang (China) 25
53 Alize Cornet (France) 29
54 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 28
55 Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) 22
57 Margarita Gasparyan (Russia) 24
58 Mihaela Buzarnescu (Romania) 31
59 Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) 24
60 Magda Linette (Poland) 27
61 Iga Swiatek (Poland) 18
64 Anastasia Potapova (Russia) 18
65 Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) 20
67 Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 25
68 Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 34
69 Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) 26
70 Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) 23
71 Tatjana Maria (Germany) 31
73 Lauren Davis (USA) 25
74 Bernarda Pera (USA) 24
76 Jennifer Brady (USA) 24

ATP Rank • Name (Nationality) Age
38 Nicolas Jarry (Chile) 23
43 Jordan Thompson (Australia) 25
44 Hubert Hurkacz (Poland) 22
45 Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 31
46 Ugo Humbert (France) 21
49 Joao Sousa (Portugal) 30
50 Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 27
52 Lorenzo Sonego (Italy) 24
54 Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) 23
55 Dan Evans (Great Britain) 29
56 Juan Ignacio Londero (Argentina) 25
57 Reilly Opelka (USA) 21
59 Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) 28
60 Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 37
61 John Millman (Australia) 30
62 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 30
66 Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia) 19
67 Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 28
68 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 34
69 Casper Ruud (Norway) 20
70 Tennys Sandgren (USA) 28
71 Alexander Bublik (Kazakhstan) 22
72 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 35
73 Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 23
Four players will be added to each of these fields through wild card entries.

In 2018, the Western & Southern Open attracted more than 194,000 spectators. The reigning singles champions are ATP No. 1 Novak Djokovic and WTA No. 5 Kiki Bertens. In addition to the tennis, the W&S Open features more than 50 musical acts, 20 food vendors, six signature bar areas and a retail plaza for patrons to enjoy between matches.