The Cincinnati Masters is an annual men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament, played outdoors on hard courts of Cincinnati, United States. It is sponsored by the Western & Southern Financial Group, hence it is also known as Western & Southern Open. The men’s part of the competition is one of nine Master 1000 tournaments on ATP World Tour. Whereas, the women’s part is one of the five Premier tournaments on WTA Tour.
Cincinnati Masters started off in 1899, and is one of the oldest tournament to be played in the US. It is also a part of the US Open Series, which is a series of North American professional tennis tournaments, including the famous grand slam event US Open held annually in the United States.
2018 Cincinnati Masters
The tournament matches will be played on Center Court and Grandstand Court of Cincinnati, United States. The event will start from 11 to 19 August 2018.
The Cincinnati Masters will offer a total of $5,669,360 as prize money. Men’s singles winner will be awarded $1,020,425, while the women’s singles winner will be given $501,975.
The event is sponsored by multinational companies like Emirates, UC Health, Peugeot etc.
2017 Cincinnati Masters Results
At the 2017 Cincinnati Masters, Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov who is currently seeded number five defeated Nick Kyrgios in sets 6-3 and 7-5 to win the men's singles title.
French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in sets 7–6(8–6), 6–4 to win the men’s doubles title.
In women’s singles category, Spanish player Garbiñe Muguruza ranked seventh in the world defeated Simona Halep who is world number one in sets 6-1 and 6-0 to lift the Women’s Singles title.
Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis defeated Hsieh Su-wei and Monica Niculescu in sets 6–4, 4–6, (10-7) to win the women’s doubles title.
The Cincinnati Masters 2018 has a long list of big players who can win or make it to the finals. Men’s Singles include players like Swiss legend Roger Federer who has been terrific for last two years will continue his good run of form.
Novak Djokovic will look to bag another title after winning the fourth Wimbledon title. World number two Rafael Nadal and defending champion Dimitrov will also be contention for the title.
In the women’s singles, world number one Simona Halep has confirmed her participation along with defending champion Muguruza who will try her best to retain the title.
Serena Williams who was the 2018 Wimbledon runners up will also participate in the competition. She will be accompanied by 2018 Australian Open champions Caroline Wozniacki and the 2018 Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber.