Who's Playing In The 2019 Western & Southern Open

Aug 5, 2019

World No. 1 players Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds for the Western & Southern Open taking place Aug. 10-18 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. 

Sixteen of the 56 players in each tournament are seeded, with the top eight men and women earning first-round byes. 

Barty, of Australia, become the No. 1 player in June. Her rise from the No. 16 seed in 2018 to No. 1 in 2019 is the largest jump in the Western & Southern Open's women's tournament since it moved to a 56-player field in 2009, a release says. 

Serbia's Djokovic, meanwhile, will be the top seed at the Western & Southern Open for a fifth time. 

Here are the projected seeds the Western & Southern Open released Monday. Bold indicates first round bye. 

WTA Seed (Listed as "Rank, Player, (Country), Age")

  1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 23
  2. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 21
  3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 27
  4. Simona Halep (Romania) 27
  5. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 27
  6. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 29
  7. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 24
  8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 26
  9. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) 21
  10. Serena Williams (USA) 37
  11. Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 29
  12. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 22
  13. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 31
  14. Johanna Konta (Great Britain) 28
  15. Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 20
  16. 16) Qiang Wang (China) 27

ATP Seed (Listed as "Rank, Player, (Country), Age")

  1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 32
  2. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 33
  3. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 37
  4. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 25
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) 20
  6. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 29
  7. Alexander Zverev (Germany) 22
  8. Karen Khachanov (Russia) 23
  9. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 23
  10. Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 33
  11. Fabio Fognini (Italy) 32
  12. Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 31
  13. Borna Coric (Croatia) 22
  14. John Isner (USA) 34
  15. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 30
  16. Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia) 27