Jul 28, 2022
Full view of center court during night session

A former Western & Southern Open men’s finalist, a women’s Grand Slam major winner and 11 titlists on the ATP and WTA tours this year highlight the qualifying field entrants for the 2022 Western & Southern Open.

The two-round qualifying tournament for a chance to join the main draw highlights a busy opening weekend August 13-14, in which fans can enjoy Kids Day presented by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the first-ever College Tennis Showcase.

David Goffin, 2019 Western & Southern Open finalist, will try to reach his 10th main draw in Cincinnati by battling through the qualifying rounds. Also of note in qualifying is the rising 20-year-old Lorenzo Musetti, who upset world No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz last week to win his first ATP Tour title. Musetti cut his ranking in half to rise to a career-high No. 31.

In the women’s qualifying field, American Bernarda Pera is on a 12-match winning streak having won her first two WTA Tour titles in the past two weeks in Budapest and Hamburg, where she upset world No. 2 Anett Konteveit. Another in-form player joining the qualifying field is Irina-Camelia Begu, who won her first title in five years last week. Sloane Stephens, 2017 U.S. Open champion and 10-time Western & Southern Open participant, is also on the entry list.

Joining the qualifying fields are local wild card recipients J.J. Wolf, Peyton Stearnsand Caty McNally.

Seven women and eight men will advance out of the two-round qualifying tournament into the 56-player main draw fields for the Western & Southern Open.

Kids Day is making its return to the Western & Southern Open, back for the first time since 2019, and is open to all kids and their families. On-court activities begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 13 on Grandstand Court, with seven on-court tennis activity stations hosted by USTA Midwest. Other activities will include autograph sessions with players, balloon animal artists, face painting and special guest appearances. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will also host interactive clinics and activities for kids in the new Grand Courtyard in addition to Paint by Number, in partnership with ArtWorks, Medical Mutual Mini Courts, Rookwood Cup photo op and ping pong tables.

At 3 p.m. on August 14, student-athletes from Ohio State, Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame and Xavier will compete for bragging rights in the new College Tennis Showcase. The format will feature men’s and women’s doubles along with mixed doubles, something not typically seen in collegiate competition.

Here are the entries for the men’s and women’s qualifying tournament:

ATP Tour

Rank – Name – Age

31 Lorenzo Musetti, 20

38 Alex Molcan, 24

42 Emil Ruusuvuori, 23

45 Benjamin Bonzi, 26

46 Tallon Griekspoor, 26

49 Pedro Martinez, 25

51 Mackenzie McDonald, 27

53 Ilya Ivashka, 28

54 Fabio Fognini, 35

55 Marcos Giron, 29

56 Brandon Nakashima, 20

58 Lorenzo Sonego, 27

59 Jaume Munar, 25

61 Joao Sousa, 33

62 James Duckworth, 30

63 David Goffin, 31

64 Alejandro Tabilo, 25

65 Daniel Altmaier, 23

67 Thiago Monteiro, 28

69 Thanasi Kokkinakis, 26

71 Cristian Garin, 26

WC J.J. Wolf, 23

WTA Tour

Rank – Name – Age

33 Irina-Camelia Begu, 31

37 Sara Sorribes Tormo, 25

42 Alison Van Uytvanck, 28

45 Caroline Garcia, 28

47 Clara Tauson, 19

49 Qinwen Zheng, 19

50 Anhelina Kalinina, 25

52 Anna Bondar, 25

53 Sloane Stephens, 29

54 Bernarda Pera, 27

55 Nuria Parrizas Diaz, 31

56 Petra Martic, 31

58 Jasmine Paolini, 26

59 Anastasia Potapova, 21

61 Ann Li, 22

62 Varvara Gracheva, 21

63 Kaja Juvan, 21

64 Andrea Petrovic, 34

66 Marie Bouzkova, 24

67 Camila Osorio, 20

68 Magda Linette, 30

69 Ajla Tomljanovic, 29

71 Anna Kalinskaya, 23

72 Aleksandra Krunic, 29

73 Tereza Martincova, 27

74 Marta Kostyuk, 20

76 Diane Parry, 19

77 Dayana Yastremska, 22

WC Caty McNally, 20

WC Peyton Stearns, 20

The player fields for the main draw feature the world’s top-ranked 41 men and 39 women, 11 past champions and 19 Grand Slam major winners including Serena Williams, Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios, and 2021 U.S. Open champions Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu.

Tournament action will take place Aug. 13-21, where first serve will take place at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13 for the qualifying tournament. The men’s and women’s singles finals will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. The schedule is available here.

All individual daily tickets for all sessions are on sale now. Multi-day ticket packages are sold out. Information about available tickets can be found at wsopen.com/tickets.

The Western & Southern Open, an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000, is part of the US Open Series and is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.