2021 Citi Open Women’s Invitational Starts Tonight
WASHINGTON-AUGUST 5—Starting tonight, Coco Gauff, Victoria Azarenka and Jessica Pegula will compete in the Citi Open Women’s Invitational, a special, round-robin singles event as part of Citi Open week. Pegula and Gauff were crowned singles and doubles champions, respectively, in the WTA Tour’s 2019 Citi Open.
The inaugural champion will receive $25,000 in prize money. The Women’s Sports Foundation will be the beneficiary of the tournament and will receive a $50,000 donation from the Citi Open, Citi and the Mark and Sally Ein Foundation.
- WTA No. 25; 2019 Citi Open women’s doubles champion; 5 WTA titles (2 singles, 3 doubles); 2021 French Open quarterfinalist
- Current WTA No. 15; Former World No. 1; 30 WTA titles (21 singles, 9 doubles); 2012 and 2013 Australian Open winner; 2012, 2013 and 2020 U.S. Open finalist
- 2019 Citi Open women’s singles champion; Current WTA No. 28; 2021 Australian Open quarterfinalist
Thursday, August 5 (Following tonight’s. match on Stadium Court)
Coco Gauff vs. Victoria Azarenka
Friday, August 6 (Final day session match on Stadium Court)
Victoria Azarenka vs. Jessica Pegula
Saturday August 7 (Following 7 p.m. match on Stadium Court)
Coco Gauff vs. Jessica Pegula
The format is best of 3 sets, regular scoring, with a 10-point super-tiebreak to decide the third. The player with the best record will be crowned the champion. In the event of a tie, the champion will be decided by most sets, or if necessary, most games won.