Preview: Citi Open Tennis in Washington D.C.
by Staff | July 29th, 2012, 4:23 pm

Citi Open
Washington, D.C.
Surface: hard

Men’s Seeds: Mardy Fish, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kevin Anderson, Tommy Haas, Pablo Andujar, Jeremy Chardy, Benoit Paire, Sam Querrey

Men’s Floaters: Nicolas Mahut, Ricardas Berankis, Xavier Malisse, James Blake

Men’s Notes: Half the seeds are making their debut in D.C…Fish opens against Bjorn Phau, then the winner of Mahut-Berankis…(5) Andujar starts against Blake…wildcards went to Steve Johnson, Berankis (who is in the final today at L.A.) and Brian Baker…Radek Stepanek won the title last year…No returning champions in the field with the top players at the London Olympics.

Women’s Seeds: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Chanelle Scheepers, Sloane Stephens, Vania King, Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, Iveta Benesova, Coco Vandeweghe, Olga Govortsova

Women’s Floaters: Anna Chakvetadze, Melanie Oudin

Women’s Notes: Wildcards went to Eugenie Bouchard, Camila Giorgi, and Vandeweghe…This field is rough, not in the good way…Qualifiers were Jana Cepelova, Jennifer Elie, Michelle Larcher de Brito and Aravane Reza�…Pavlyuchenkova could meet Chakvetadze second round…Nadia Petrova beat Shahar Peer in last year’s final, with both players in London at the Olympics this week.

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4 Comments for Preview: Citi Open Tennis in Washington D.C.

Humble Rafa Says:

I have a strong feeling that the Arrogant One will be BB’ed out tomorrow (BB=Benetteau’ed)

Sax Says:

Why is there a picture of Mashona Washington on the front page of this article? She hardly plays anymore. Did someone think that it was Sloane Stephens? I love this website, but sometimes i see confusing stuff like this on here. Just saying..

JayJay Says:

Arrogant one will be out? But you are not playing Humble Rafa… From your statement is pretty clear whos the arrogant one…

Joe W Says:

The Olympics have taken quite the toll on the field of my hometown tourney. Pretty lame draw for a 500 series event. Attendance is down some but expected to be close to 2011 levels.

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