Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open
by Staff | July 18th, 2016, 12:55 am
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Washington, D.C., USA; Surface: hard
Men’s Seeds:
John Isner, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev, Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, Viktor Troicki, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Grigor Dimitrov, Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller, Marcos Baghdatis, Borna Coric

Men’s Floaters: none

Men’s Notes: No Top 10ers, but three Top 20 players…The Top 16 seeds receive opening-round byes in the 48-player field…Wildcards were awarded to Americans Reilly Opelka and Frances Tiafoe, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, and German Alexander Zverev…Four Americans qualified into the main draw in Jared Donaldson, Ernesto Escobedo, Ryan Harrison and Alex Kuznetsov, along with Aussie James Duckworth and France’s Vincent Millot…Pulling out of the event were Ricardas Berankis, Tomas Berdych, Ernests Gulbis, Nick Kyrgios, and Rajeev Ram…The absent Kei Nishikori beat Isner in last year’s final…Dolgopolov (2012) is the lone former champ in the field.

Women’s Seeds: Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, Monica Puig, Kristina Mladenovic, Eugenie Bouchard, Yulia Putintseva, Yanina Wickmayer, Monica Niculescu

Women’s Floaters: none

Women’s Notes: Stosur the lone Top 20 player…Wildcards went to Canada’s Francoise Abanda, and American’s Usue Maitane Arconada, Samantha Crawford and Jessica Pegula…Withdrawing from the event were Louisa Chirico, Margarita Gasparyan, Vania King, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Wang Qiang and Heather Watson…Stephens (the lone former champ in the field) beat the absent Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in last year’s final.

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One Comment for Isner, Stosur Headline Men’s, Women’s Fields at Washington Citi Open

MMT Says:

Grigor Dimitrov goes down in his first match against Daniel Evans – the woes continue. Genie Bouchard loses in two tough sets to Camila Giorgi, but she was very affable and patient in the press conference afterward. Brian Baker handles the Mesomorph, Sam Groth in straights. He’ll need the practice with a huge serve, because Dr. Ivo Karlovic is up next. The other Australian named Sam (Stosur) is scheduled to play Caroline Wozniacki tomorrow, there’s a match up of up and coming young guns, Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz. Adrian Mannarino need a tie-break and a 7-5 set to take care of Francis Tiafoe, who’s still in the doubles with the other local boy Denis Kudla who is 0-7 (in singles and doubles) in his career at his home tournament.

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