The Citi Open or the Washington Open is a tennis tournament that is part of the ATP 500 series. The hardcourt event is played every year.
The Washington Open has been a part of the ATP calendar since 1969, while the women's event was introduced in 2011. The 2021 Citi Open is the 52nd edition of the tournament.
In 2018, the tournament was held from July 30 to August 5 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington DC. The tournament featured 64 singles players and 16 doubles teams on the men’s tour while 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams participated in the women’s section. The total prize money of the tournament was $1,890,165.
At the previous edition (2019), Nick Kyrgios beat Daniil Medvedev 7-6, 7-6 to emerge victorious in the men's singles final. In men's doubles, Raaven Klaasen and Michael Venus overcame the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 3-6, 6-3, 10-2 to lift the trophy.
Jessica Pegula meanwhile was the 2019 women's singles champion, convincingly beating Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the final. The women's doubles final, on the other hand, saw the teenage pair of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally beat Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollar 6-2, 6-2 for the title.
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