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Citi Open (Washington, D.C.) Tournament Preview

This Week in Tennis will be covering the majority of main draw matches at the Citi Open event next week in College Park, Maryland. You may have also heard the tournament referred to as being in Washington, D.C area. Citi Open is a first year event at the WTA International level and will feature Shahar Peer, Nadia Petrova, Tamira Paszek, and Jelena Dokic as its top four seeds. There are only three International level tournaments in the United States.

The Citi Open consists of a 32 players in the singles main draw, 32 in the qualifying singles draw, and 16 teams in the doubles draw. Compensation will total $400,000 and will be broadcast live nationally on the Tennis Channel during the singles semifinals and final.

The singles main draw was selected this afternoon and we're told the qualifying singles draw will be posted later tonight. Qualifying singles round matches begin July 23 at 9 AM eastern and main draw singles matches open on July 25 at 3 PM.

Citi Open
1st Round Matches
(Top Seeds)

  • [1] Shahar Peer vs. Qualifier
  • [2] [WC] Nadia Petrova vs. Qualifier
  • [3] Tamira Paszek (my pick to win Citi Open) vs. Melanie Oudin
  • [4] Jelena Dokic vs. Shuai Zhang
  • [5] Bojana Jovanovski vs. Qualifier
  • [6] Elena Baltacha vs. Yaroslava Shvedova
  • [7] Sania Mirza vs. Stephanie Dubois
  • [8] Alberta Brianti vs. Anne Keothavong

Citi Open on social media is alive and well and can be located on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned to this site and our Twitter account all week as we cover the inaugural Citi Open tournament on July 25, 28, 29, and 31.

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