The Western & Southern Open, popularly called the Cincinnati Masters, is an annual men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament, played outdoors on the hardcourts 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. The women’s part, meanwhile, is one of the five Premier tournaments on WTA Tour.
The 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.
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 had a long list of big players who won or made it to the finals. Men’s Singles include players like Swiss legend Roger Federer who has been terrific for last two years continued his good run of form.
Novak Djokovic had bagged another title after winning the fourth Wimbledon title. World number two Rafael Nadal and defending champion Dimitrov also contented for the title.
In the women’s singles, world number one Simona Halep had confirmed her participation along with defending champion Muguruza who tried her best to retain the title.
Serena Williams who was the 2018 Wimbledon runners up also participated in the competition. She was accompanied by 2018 Australian Open champions Caroline Wozniacki and the 2018 Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber.