Western & Southern Open 2023: Preview, player list, draws, how to watch and UK times
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From Canada to Cincinnati – the second combined ATP and WTA 1000 event of August is just around the corner as we edge closer to the highly anticipated US Open.
Find out everything you need to know about the 2023 Western & Southern Open.
When is the Western & Southern Open 2023?
Qualifying rounds for the 2023 Western and Southern Open will be held on Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 August.
Main draw action will commence on Monday 14 August and conclude on Sunday 20 August.
The day sessions will begin at 16:00 UK time.
Where is the Western & Southern Open 2023 taking place?
This year’s tournament will be once again held at the Lidner Family Tennis Centre in Mason, Ohio - located in a suburb of Cincinnati.
Having been held at the location since 1987, the main stadium has the capacity to hold 10,000 spectators, with an additional 18 outdoor hardcourts surrounding the complex.
Who are the reigning Western & Southern Open champions?
- Men’s singles: Borna Coric (CRO)
- Women’s singles: Caroline Garcia (FRA)
- Men’s doubles: Joe Salisbury (GBR) & Rajeev Ram (USA)
- Women’s doubles: Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) & Jelena Ostaenko (LAT)
When is the Western & Southern Open 2023 draw?
The full draw will be available soon. Check the link below for all the latest updates.
Which British players will be competing at the Western & Southern Open 2023?
2022 Western & Southern semi-finalist Cam Norrie heads up a formidable line-up of British singles stars set to flock to Cincinnati to contest the crown. The British No.1 took down the likes of Andy Murray, Ben Shelton and Carlos Alcaraz en route to the final four before he lost out on a spot in the final to eventual champion Borna Coric. Looking to enter the last Grand Slam of the season with confidence, Norrie will be looking to make a strong statement in the final tournament before the US Open.
He'll be joined by British No.2 Dan Evans who has already made a dream start to the US hard court swing after picking up the biggest title of his career at the Citi Open. The 33-year-old defeated the Netherland’s Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets to lift his second tour-level title and first ATP 500. Meanwhile, two-time champion Andy Murray – who has just reached the Round of 16 at the National Bank Open - also joins the main draw line-up in Cincinnati.
In the women’s draw, Katie Boulter is gearing up to fight in the qualifiers to earn a spot in the main draw. The British No.1 seems to have made a smooth transitioned from the grass to the hard courts - having come through qualifiers at the National Bank Open this week to reach the second round and is growing in confidence each match.
Last year’s instalment of the tournament saw Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram claim their third ATP Masters 1000 title together after they defeated Michael Venus and Tim Puetz 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the final. The reigning champions will return to Cincinnati with their sights sets on retaining the title; however joint world No.1s Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof will be eager to step up to the challenge and knock the defending champions off their podium.
Lloyd Glasspool will also join the line-up alongside Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara, while 2018 champion Jamie Murray will once again join forces with Michael Venus as they continue their quest for a maiden Masters 1000 title as a duo. Following an impressive run to the quarter-final of the Citi Open, Evans and Murray have received a wild card into the doubles main draw and will be eager to cause an upset.
Who are the top seeds at the Western & Southern Open 2023?
- Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
- Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Daniil Medvedev
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
- Casper Ruud (NOR)
- Iga Swiatek (POL)
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
- Jessica Pegula (USA)
- Caroline Garcia (FRA)
How to watch the Western & Southern Open 2023
Watch all the live coverage of the Western & Southern Open exclusively on Prime Sport Video.