The Citi Open or the Washington Open is a combined tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour of 500 points and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) International Level Tournament. The hard-court tournament is played every year.
The tournament has been organised since 1969 as an ATP tour before women’s event was included in 2011. The 2018 Citi Open is the 50th 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.
In the previous edition, Alexander Zverev hardly had to sweat it out against 15th-seed Kevin Anderson in the Men's singles final as the fifth seed defeated the South African 6-4,6-4 to lift his maiden Citi Open title.
In the Men’s doubles, Henri Kontinen and John Peers had a relatively easy final after surviving two thrilling matches in the quarter-final and semi-final. The top seed defeated the second seed Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 7-6(5), 6-4 in the final.
In the Women’s singles, the seventh seed Ekaterina Makarova came from one set down to win against the fourth seed Julia Goerges in the final. Makarova defeated the fourth seed 5-7,6-4,7-5 to win her third WTA title.
Shuko Aoyama and Renata Voracova had an easy women's doubles final after the second seed defeated the unseeded pair of Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens on their way to winning the hard-court title.