Cincinnati Open also known as Western and Southern Open founded in 1899. The 2023 Western and Southern Open will start on the 14th of August and the final will be played on the 20th of August 2023. It will be the 95th edition of WTA Cincinnati Masters. Cincinnati Open is categorized as WTA 1000 masters level event and it consists of 64 singles draw and 32 doubles draw events. The event was held on the outdoor hard court surface of Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio USA.
Western and Southern Open Tennis Tournament
The event is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the USA and is also considered the second most significant event in the USA after the US Open which is the grand slam event. Cincinnati Open has played at the Linder Family Tennis Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It features 17 courts including 4 main tennis stadiums- Center court with 11,400 sitting capacity, Grandstand Court with 5000 capacity, Court 2 with 4000 capacity, and Court 9 with 2000 sitting capacity.
|Location||Cincinnati, Ohio USA|
|Venue||Linder Family Tennis Center, Cincinnati|
|Tour category||WTA 1000|
|Draw||64 S, 32 D|
Some interesting facts about Cincinnati Open are;
- In the 94 edition, 67 times USA star won the singles title of this event
- Ruth Sanders Cordes of the USA and Clara Louise Zinke of the USA won a record 5 times singles titles.
- American star Clara Louise Zinke won a record 6 times doubles championships.
- Clara Luise Zinke played consecutive 10 finals (1923-1932).
Cincinnati Open 2023 Results
History was made in Cincinnati. 3 black American women took home the titles. Cincinnati Title goes to Coco Gauff and doubles partners Taylor Townsend & Alycia Parks
In the singles championship, Home star Coco Gauff defeats Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-4. After the Cincy title, she has now won 3rd title this year and 5th of her career. Cincinnati Open is the 1st WTA 1000 master and the biggest title of her career so far.
While in the doubles, Local pair Taylor Townsend & Alycia Parks defeated Ellen Perez Nicole Melichar-Martinez in three sets 6-7, 6-4, 10-6. Taylor Townsend and Alycia Parks won their first doubles title together.
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Cincinnati Open 2022 Winners
In 2022, French Star Caroline Garcia won the Western & Southern Open singles title. Caroline defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the final (6-2, 6-4). Caroline also won the Poland Open, Bad Homburg Open, and Roland Garros Doubles in 2022.
In the doubles championship, Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia defeated Nicole Melichar-Martinez of the USA and Ellen Perez of Australia in the final in straight sets (7-6, 6-3). The winning pair previously won Birmingham Open this year.
Cincinnati Open 2021 Winners
In 2021, Australian star Ashleigh Barty won the singles championship. Barty played the final against Swiss star Jil Teichmann and defeated her in straight sets (6-3, 6-1). Barty won this event after 49 years as an Australian player. While in the doubles championship, Australian star Samantha Stosur and Chinese star Zhang Shuai defeated Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and Brazilian Luisa Stefan in the final in a straight set (7-5, 6-3).
Cincinnati Open History and Winners
The Cincinnati Open began in 1899, later becoming the Tri-State Tennis Tournament until 1969. It underwent various name changes, including ATP Championships. The event shifted locations due to management and surface changes. Initially on clay courts, it switched to hardcourts in 1979. Since 1979, it has been held in Mason with three stadium courts. Women’s competition returned in 1988 and 2004. In 2008, the men’s tournament was acquired by the USTA. From 2002 to 2016, Western & Southern Financial Group sponsored the event. In 2022, the USTA sold the tournament to Beemok Capital owned by Ben Navarro.
Cincinnati has some big names in the history of champions including Ruth Sanders Cordes of the USA and Clara Louise Zinke of the USA, both won a record 5 times singles titles. In doubles American star Clara Louise Zinke won a record 6 times doubles championships. which makes her 11-time champion both in singles and doubles,
|Year||Prize Money||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||$2,788,468||Coco Gauff (USA)||Alycia Parks (USA)|
Taylor Townsend (USA)
|2022||$2,527,250||Caroline Garcia (FRA)||Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) |
Jelena Ostapenko (LVA)
|2021||$2,114,989||Ashleigh Barty (AUS)||Samantha Stosur (AUS)|
Zhang Shuai (CHI)
|2020||$2,250,829||Victoria Azarenka (BELARUS)||Květa Peschke (CZE)|
Demi Schuurs (NED)
|2019||$2,944,486||Madison Keys (USA)||Lucie Hradecká (CZE)|
Andreja Klepač (SLO)
|2018||$2,874,299||Kiki Bertens (NED)||Lucie Hradecká (CZE)|
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
|2017||$2,836,904||Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)||Chan Yung-jan (CHI)|
Martina Hingis (SUI)
Cincinnati Open 2023 Prize Money
In 2023 Western and Southern, total prize money will be $2,788,468 whereas the singles champion will have $454,500. In 2022, the total prize money for Cincinnati Open was $2,527,250 while in 2021 total prize money was $2,114,989.
2023 Western and Southern Open Prize money distribution is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
WTA Cincinnati Open 2023 Draw
The event will have 64 singles and 32 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses. 8 qualifiers will join 56 singles main draw entries in 1st round.
WTA Western & Southern Open 2023 Dates, Schedule
The main draw will be held across a week from 14- 20 August with a qualification round set for 12 and 13 August.
The official schedule for the WTA section of the event is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|14 August||Round 1||Round 1|
|15 August||Round 1 – Round 2||Round 1 – Round 2|
|16 August||Round 2 – Round 3||Round 2|
|17 August||Round 3||Quarter Finals|
|18 August||Quarter Finals||Semi-Finals|
WTA Cincinnati Open 2023 Players list
2023 Wta Entry List Including all top 16 Players. All 2023 Grand Slam title winners will compete for Montreal Cup. Following is the top-seed players list
Top Seed Players
|13||Beatriz Haddad Maia||13|
- Bianca Andreescu
- Sloane Stephens
- Peyton Stearns
- Venus Williams
- Caroline Wozniacki
- Jeniffer Brady (PR)
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (PR)
- Barbora Strýcová (PR)
WTA Cincinnati Open Doubles Players list
|1||Kateřina Siniaková/Barbora Krejčiková||3|
|2||Jessica Pegula / Coco Gauff||6|
|3||Elise Mertens / Storm Hunter||11|
|4||Ellen Perez / Nicole Melichar-Martinez||17|
|5||Demi Schuurs / Desirae Krawczyk||22|
|6||Taylor Townsend / Leylah Fernandez||28|
|7||Jeļena Ostapenko / Lyudmyla Kichenok||34|
|8||Hsieh Su-wei / Wang Xinyu||38|
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