WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Surface: hard
Men’s Seeds: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov, Andy Murray, Ernests Gulbis, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roberto Bautista Agut, Marin Cilic, Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo
Men’s Floaters: (WC) Jack Sock, Feliciano Lopez, Kevin Anderson, Vasek Pospisil, Radek Stepanek
Men’s Notes: Potential tough starts for (16) Robredo vs. (WC) Sock, (14) Cilic vs. the hot-handed Lopez, the struggling (11) Isner vs. Anderson, and (2) Federer against Pospisil or Stepanek…Wildcards went to Americans Robby Ginepri, Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock…Pulling from the event were Nicolas Almagro, Carlos Berlocq, Juan Mart�n del Potro, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Tommy Haas, Florian Mayer, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Dmitry Tursunov…Rafael Nadal beat Isner in last year’s final…Former champions in the field are Federer (2012,’10-9,’07,’05) and Murray (2011,’08).
Women’s Seeds: Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cibulkova, Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Carla Suarez Navarro, Lucie Safarova
Women’s Floaters: Sam Stosur, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alize Cornet, Madison Keys, Venus Williams
Women’s Notes: Potential tough first-rounders went to (1) Serena vs. the former Slam winner Stosur, (7) Bouchard vs. Kuznetsova, (5) Sharapova vs. the Cornet/Keys winner, and (16) Safarova vs. Venus…Wildcards went to Americans Lauren Davis and Christina McHale, and Swiss Belinda Bencic…Pulling from the event were Li Na and Yvonne Meusburger…Last year Azarenka beat Serena Williams in the final…Returning champs in the field are Azarenka (2013), Sharapova (2011), and Jankovic (2009).
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