Calling all tennis enthusiasts! Get ready for the highly anticipated arrival of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic – the moment you’ve eagerly awaited has finally arrived! This renowned event is set to deliver electrifying matches, awe-inspiring displays of skill, and indelible moments that will have you at the edge of your seat, showcasing the pinnacle of women’s tennis for the year. However, please take note that the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic and the Washington Open officially merged in 2022. Therefore, what we’re gearing up for is not the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic 2023, but rather the Washington Open 2023. With this new development, the Mubadala Citi Open has now become the exclusive tournament combining ATP and WTA players at .500. As the qualification phase is already in progress, join us as we unveil all the essential details in anticipation of an unparalleled exhibition of women’s tennis excellence.
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Mubadala Citi DC Open 2023 tournament details
Date: Monday, 31st July – Sunday, 6th of August 2023
Stadium: The FitzGerald Tennis Center, Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C
Level: ATP & WTA 500
Prize: $2,013,940 ATP, $780,637 WTA
Seedings of Players
The rankings of the participants in the Mubadala Citi DC Open are structured in this manner to guarantee an equitable and competitive tournament draw. This approach also serves to avert matchups between highly-ranked players during the initial stages of the competition.
ATP Mubadala Citi Open Seeding
With only 16 players ranked so far, here’s how the men are seeded ahead of the 2023 Mubadala DC Citi Open;
- 1. Taylor Fritz, 2. Frances Tiafoe, 3. Félix Auger-Aliassime, 4. Hubert Hurkacz, 5. Grigor Dimitrov, 6. Alexander Bublik, 7. Adrian Mannarino, 8. Sebastian Korda
- 9. Dan Evans, 10. Yoshihito Nishioka, 11. Christopher Eubanks, 12. Tallon Griekspoor, 13. Ugo Humbert, 14. Ben Shelton, 15. Andy Murray, 16. J. J. Wolf
- The following players have gained entry into the tournament’s Men’s singles draw as wildcards: Kevin Anderson, Gaël Monfils, Kei Nishikori, Ben Shelton, and lastly, Lloyd Harris got in via protected ranking.
- Also, Bjorn Fratangelo, Bradley Klahn, Shintaro Mochizuki, Kiranpal Pannu, Shang Juncheng, and Zachary Svajda all gained entry via the qualification draw
WTA Silicon Valley Classic Seeding
Only eight WTA players have been ranked in the upcoming Mubadala Citi Open, so this is how the women are seeded ahead of the tournament.
- 1. Jessica Pegula, 2. Caroline Garcia, 3. Coco Gauff, 4. Maria Sakkari, 5. Daria Kasatkina. 6. Belinda Bencic, 7. Madison Keys, 8. Liudmila Samsonova
- Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu, Danielle Collins, Sofia Kenin, and Elina Svitolina gained entry into the tournament as wildcards. Jennifer Brady gained entry as a protected ranking, on the other hand.
- Lastly, Hailey Baptiste, Lauren Davis, Leylah Fernandez, and Magdalena Fręch have booked their spots via the qualifying draw and have now joined up with the main draw.
Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Tournament Structure
The draw format for the Men’s singles competition involves a roster of 32 players. To ensure that the top eight seeded players do not face each other until later stages, they are strategically positioned within the draw. Higher-ranked players are exempted from the round of 64, receiving a BYE.
- In the Men’s singles division, Nick Kyrigos holds the title of reigning champion, having emerged victorious by defeating Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3 in the 2022 finals, securing the then-known Washington Open championship. Unfortunately, due to an injury, the Australian athlete will be absent from this year’s tournament.
- For the Women’s singles category, Liudmila Samsonova currently holds the reigning champion status. Her triumphant journey involved overcoming Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi in a three-set battle (4–6, 6–3, 6–3) during the 2022 WTA Washington Open climax. Notably, Samsonova enters this year’s competition as the eighth seed.
Mubadala Citi DC Open Favorites
- With the reigning champion absent from this tournament, the men’s singles category presents an open field for all contenders. While Taylor Fritz holds the highest rank among participants this year, his consistent struggle to progress beyond the round of sixteen in past editions of the tournament raises doubts about his suitability. Hence, Frances Tiafoe emerges as a logical choice.
- Notably, the French player has recently secured his inaugural appearance in the top 10 rankings. With a record of 14-5 on hard surfaces and an overall score of 30-14, Tiafoe’s performance is commendable. Having reached the quarterfinals in Washington, DC, last year, this tournament marks his return to the competitive stage since Wimbledon. Impressively, Tiafoe has clinched two championships this year, triumphing in Houston and Stuttgart.
- The prospect of Liudmila Samsonova retaining her title in the women’s singles category appears highly challenging. The primary obstacle to her successful defense is posed by Jessica Pegula, positioned at the fourth spot in the WTA rankings, boasting a remarkable record of 35 wins and 12 losses. Notably, Pegula’s performance on hard surfaces stands at an impressive 19-6. As the highest-ranked American participant in the tournament, her exceptional achievements on hard courts position her as the leading contender for victory in the 2023 Citi DC Open.
Mubadala Citi DC Open Dark Horses
- In the realm of men’s singles, it is Sebastian Korda who stands as the dark horse poised to disrupt the equilibrium. Holding the 28th rank, Korda’s hiatus from competition extends since Wimbledon. This year, the 23-year-old athlete holds a commendable 12-8 overall record, particularly shining with an 8-2 performance on hard courts. After making his mark in the DC quarter-finals last year, anticipation builds for Korda to elevate his performance in the current edition.
- Turning our focus to the women’s singles, the spotlight is undeniably on Coco Gauff. This teenage prodigy boasts the second-best hard surface record (15-5) among the participants of the 2023 WTA Silicon Valley Classic tournament. With a season tally of 27 victories and 12 losses, Gauff has already secured a championship title in Auckland earlier this year, marking her as an unequivocal dark horse in this competitive race.
The amalgamation of the Washington Open and the Mubadala Silicon Valley tournament to give rise to the Mubadala Citi DC Open fuels excitement. To catch all the captivating action, be sure to stay tuned to FBR for comprehensive tennis news and updates.