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