Aug 8, 2022
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis talking strategy at baseline

The initial entries into the Western & Southern Open doubles fields include all of this year’s men’s Grand Slam major winners, two of the three women’s champions, and three of the four defending Western & Southern Open doubles champions.

The men’s entry lists includes 2022 Australian Open winning team Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis, French Open winners Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer, and Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell. The top entered team is world No. 1 Joe Salisbury and No. 2 Rajeev Ram. Together, they have two Grand Slam major titles and two ATP Masters 1000 titles. Ram grew up in Indianapolis, was the Indiana state high school champion and won the NCAA national doubles and team titles at Illinois.

The Western & Southern Open will also welcome 2022 Australian Open and Wimbledon women’s winners Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. They own five total Grand Slam major titles as a team and need only the U.S. Open to complete the doubles career Grand Slam.

Defending Western & Southern Open men’s winners Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos are back in Cincinnati, as is women’s defending champion Samantha Stosur with new partner Latisha Chan.

Eight former Western & Southern Open men’s doubles champions, including the 2018 winning team of Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, are in the field, along with six former women’s champions. Lucie Hradecka, who holds a record three Western & Southern Open doubles titles, and two-time champion Sania Mirza are teaming up this year to try to win their first W&S Open title together.

This year’s French Open runners-up and Doha WTA 1000 winners Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are entered, as well as ATP Masters 1000 Miami winners John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz. Isner has won four additional ATP Masters 1000 doubles titles over his career. Former Western & Southern Open doubles champion Pablo Carreno Busta is teaming up with teen Carlos Alcaraz at this year’s event.

The initial entry lists are as follows:

ATP Tour

Team Rank* – Names
3 – Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury
7 – Marcel Granollers & Horatio Zeballos
11 – Wesley Koolhof & Neal Skupski
17 – Marcelo Arevalo & Jean-Julien Rojer
19 – Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic
21 – Tim Puetz & Michael Venus
27 – Carlos Alcaraz & Pablo Carreno Busta
27 – Grigor Dimitrov & Andrey Rublev
29 – Hubert Hurkacz & John Isner
33 – Alex de Minaur & Cameron Norrie
35 – Ivan Dodig & Austin Krajicek
40 – Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah
40 – Rohan Bopanna & Matwe Middelkoop
40 – Francisco Cerundolo & Diego Schwartzman
46 – Santiago Gonzalez & Edouard Roger-Vasselin
46 – Karen Khachanov & Denis Shapovalov
46 – Lukasz Kubot & Stan Wawrinka
47 – Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares
51 – Thanasi Kokkinakis & Nick Kyrgios
53 – Daniel Evans & John Peers
59 – Simone Bolelli & Fabio Fognini
59 – Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies
59 – Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara
73 – Matthew Ebden & Max Purcell
75 – Rafael Matos & David Vega Hernandez

*ATP team rank determined by combination of players’ singles or doubles rankings, whichever is highest

WTA Tour

Team Rank** – Names
6 – Veronika Kudermetova & Elise Mertens
10 – Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova
17 – Gabriela Dabrowski & Giuliana Olmos
18 – Coco Gauff & Jessica Pegula
28 – Desirae Krawczyk & Demi Schuurs
28 – Latisha Chan & Samantha Stosur
30 – Lyudmyla Kichenok & Jelena Ostapenko
43- Alexa Guarachi & Andreja Klepac
44 – Anna Danilina & Beatriz Haddad Maia
45 – Lucie Hradecka & Sania Mirza
47 – Yifan Xu & Zhaoxuan Yang
58 – Caroline Dolehide & Storm Sanders
73 – Eri Hozumi & Makoto Ninomiya
74 – Alicja Rosolska & Erin Routliffe
78 – Nicole Melichar-Martinez & Ellen Perez
79 – Aleksandra Krunic & Magda Linette
84 – Kirsten Flipkens & Sara Sorribes Tormo
84 – Shuko Aoyama & Hao-Ching Chan
85 – Natela Dzalamidze & Monica Niculescu
94 – Marie Bouzkova & Laura Siegemund

** WTA team rank determined by combination of players’ doubles rankings or special rankings

Both the men’s and women’s doubles events will be 28-draws and will include three wild card teams. The women’s field will include five teams added on site.

The women’s doubles final will take place Saturday night, Aug. 20 and the men’s doubles final is Sunday, Aug. 21 before the women’s and men’s singles finals. The schedule is available here. The singles player fields feature the world’s top-ranked 41 men and 39 women, 11 past champions and 22 Grand Slam major winners including Serena Williams 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. 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

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.