WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — Reigning Citi Open® champions, ATP World No. 3 Alexander Zverev and WTA Star Ekaterina Makarova have committed to the 50th edition of the Washington tournament, along with a stacked list of former champions and next generation players. The tournament will be held July 28 – August 5, 2018, at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.
Along with Zverev on the men’s side, Aussie Nick Kyrgios and 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych return to the Citi Open, as well as 2015 and 2016 Citi Open semifinalist Steve Johnson. Last year’s breakout star, Yuki Bhambri, along with 2012 Citi Open champion Alexandr Dolgopolov also join a thrilling men’s field, which includes former World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray; three-time Citi Open finalist John Isner; 2015 Citi Open Champion Kei Nishikori; 2017 Citi Open and U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson; World No. 9 David Goffin; 2018 Australian Open semifinalist and 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals champion Hyeon Chung; youngest player in the Top 30 of the ATP rankings Canadian Denis Shapovalov; Washington-area native, Frances Tiafoe; and Bob and Mike Bryan, who claimed their 116th title in Monte Carlo.
Joining Makarova on the women’s side, 2014 Citi Open champion and two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will also return to the tournament. They join World No. 2 and 2018 Australian Open Champion Caroline Wozniacki; 2017 U.S. Open Champion and 2015 Citi Open Champion Sloane Stephens; and 2018 Indian Wells Champion Naomi Osaka.
“This field delivers on a longstanding legacy of tennis greats competing in Washington,” said Keely O’Brien, Tournament Director. “With six of our Past Champions, six Top 10 Players, Grand Slam Champions, Former World No. 1’s, and notable rising stars, we are in for a thrilling week.”
Along with the incredible field on this momentous year, the tournament is hosting its 50th Celebration to commemorate five decades of professional tennis in Washington at the Tournament Site on Friday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Former World No. 1, eight-time Grand Slam champion, and three-time tournament champion Jimmy Connors, as well as many other special guests to be announced, will attend. Tickets are available now at www.citiopentennis.com.