Preview: Citi Open Tennis in Washington D.C.
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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