Preview: What tennis events are coming up in August 2023?
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August marks the transition from the grass to the hard courts, so we’ve highlighted the biggest and best tournaments you need to keep an eye on as the ATP and WTA tours head stateside in the lead up to the final Grand Slam of the year.
- Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships
- National Bank Open
- Western and Southern Open
- US Open
31 July – 6 August: World’s best wheelchair tennis stars to take to the stage in Nottingham
- Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships (ITF Super Series)
- Mubdala Citi DC Open (WTA & ATP 500)
- Livesport Prague Open (WTA 250)
- Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo (ATP 500)
- Generali Open (ATP 250)
Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships
Setting the tone for an exciting month in tennis, the world’s best wheelchair tennis stars will be heading to the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre for the Lexus British Open Wheelchair Championships between 1-6 August
Four of Britain’s most renowned players – Alfie Hewett, Andy Lapthorne, Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker – will be joined by a host of international talent including Diede de Groot, Niels Vink and Sam Schroder, as they all seek to compete for the men’s, women’s and quad titles.
Last year saw Lapthorne finally clinch the quad singles title in his sixth final at the tournament, while 18-time Grand Slam doubles champions Hewett and Reid will be hopingto regain the British Open men's doubles title they won in 2015 and 2021, when Hewett also became the first Brit to win the British Open men's singles title.
Want to witness the action live at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre? You can still buy your tickets to see the world's best wheelchair tennis players.
7–13 August: ATP and WTA tours head to Canada for first of two combined 1000 events
- National Bank Open (Canadian Open) (ATP 1000 & WTA 1000)
- Polish Open (WTA 125)
- RD Open (Challenger 125)
National Bank Open
With the ATP event taking place in Toronto and the WTA in Montreal, the National Bank Open will welcome the biggest and best tennis stars from across the globe to Canada.
The men’s event is set to be led by the top 10 men in the ATP rankings, as 2023 Wimbledon Champion Carlos Alcaraz will be joined by the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Holger Rune; meanwhile, a star-studded women’s draw will see Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur take to the stage in a bid to take the crown.
Last year’s tournament saw joint world No.1’s Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof reign supreme after overcoming fellow Brit Dan Evans and Australia’s John Peers in the final. With the British, Dutch duo having finally got their hands on a maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this year, it’s safe to say they could be the pair to beat as they seek to taste victory once again in Toronto.
14-20 August: The tours battle it out in Cincinnati while two WTA 125 events get underway
- Western and Southern Open (ATP & WTA 1000)
- Golden Gate Open at Stanford (WTA 125)
- Barranquilla Open (WTA 125)
Western and Southern Open
From Canada to the States - the tours will head to Cincinnati between 14-20 August to compete at the Western and Southern Open. Last year’s combined ATP & WTA 1000 event saw British No.1 Cam Norrie reach the semi-finals where he lost out to eventual champion Borna Coric, while Joe Salisbury and American doubles partner Rajeev Ram went home with the men’s doubles crown after easing through a tough field.
In the women’s draw, world No.5 France’s Caroline Garcia will be hoping to replicate her title success from 2022, where she took down three top 10 players in Maria Sakkari, Jessica Pegula and Aryna Sabalenka en route to the trophy.
20-26 August: US Open preparations continue with two 250 events
- Winston-Salem Open (ATP 250)
- Tennis in the Land (WTA 250)
- US Open qualifying (Grand Slam)
ATP stars will be heading to North Carolina between 20-26 August for some final practice ahead of the upcoming major. While the player entry list has not yet been confirmed ahead of this year’s tournament, we could expect to see one half of last year’s winning men’s doubles pair, Jamie Murray, return to the tournament in hopes of defending his title.
Tennis in the Land
Ready to kick off the third edition of the WTA 250 event – Tennis in the Land will also take place between 20-26 August as WTA stars look to gain some extra hours on the hard courts. Former world No.2 and recently retired Anette Kontaveit became the first champion at the tournament back in 2022, while the Liudmila Samsonova claimed victory last year.
28 August – 3 September: The final Grand Slam of the year awaits
- US Open (Grand Slam)
The final days in August will mark the start of our final Grand Slam of 2023, as the tours head to the US Open. A full line-up of the world’s best ATP, WTA and Wheelchair players will take to the acrylic hard courts in a bid to be crowned champion in New York.
A host of Brits are set to compete in this year’s main draw, with Norrie, Evans, 2012 champion Andy Murray, Jack Draper, Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage all set to feature in the singles. Last year’s men’s wheelchair singles champion Hewett will return to the court that saw him be crowned a three-time US Open champion, while doubles star Salisbury will have his sights on the silverware once again as he will bid to defend his title alongside America’s Ram. Qualifiers and wild cards are yet to be announced.