Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu among 13 Grand Slam champions in star-studded Cincy field

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Iga Swiatek celebrates

The 2022 Western & Southern Open women’s field boasts an impressive line-up as 13 Grand Slam champions – including Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Emma Raducanu and newly crowned Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina – are on the entry list.

Reigning French Open champion Swiatek headlines the line-up as the world No 1 and 39 of the top 40 in the WTA Rankings have been confirmed for the non-mandatory WTA 1000 event in Mason, Ohio, from August 15.

Besides Swiatek, Osaka, Williams, Raducanu and Rybakina, fellow major champions Victoria Azarenka, Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Jelena Ostapenko, Barbora Krejcikova, Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova will also feature.

Despite dropping out of the WTA Rankings, Williams will be in the main draw as she used her protected ranking after spending the best part of a year on the sidelines due to a leg injury.

Andreescu (52) and Karolina Muchova (164) also entered using their protected rankings.

The list also features five former champions with Williams (2015, 2014), Azarenka (2020, 2013), Madison Keys (2019), Muguruza (2017) and Karolina Pliskova (2016) the players to have lifted the title.

Western & Southern Open entry list

Iga Swiatek
Anett Kontaveit
Maria Sakkari
Paula Badosa
Ons Jabeur
Aryna Sabalenka
Jessica Pegula
Danielle Collins
Garbine Muguruza
Emma Raducanu
Coco Gauff
Daria Kasatkina
Belinda Benic
Leylah Fernandez
Karolina Pliskova
Simona Halep
Jelena Ostapenko
Veronika Kudermetova
Barbora Krejcikova
Victoria Azarenka
Jil Teichmann
Amanda Anisimova
Elena Rybakina
Martina Trevisan
Petra Kvitova
Beatriz Haddad Maia
Madison Keys
Ekaterina Alexandrova
Camila Giorgi
Elise Mertens
Angelique Kerber
Alison Riske-Amritraj
Sorana Cirstea
Kaia Kanepi
Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Shuai Zhang
Alize Cornet
Naomi Osaka
Yulia Putintseva
Bianca Andreescu
Karolina Muchova
Serena Williams

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