Cincinnati Entry List: Serena on the court, out Barty, Halep and Osaka!

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Cincinnati Entry List: Serena on the court, out Barty, Halep and Osaka!

Exceptionally this year the Western and Southern Open, combined ATP / WTA, will not be in Cincinnati, but in New York, in order to centralize tournaments on the American hard-courts only in one place, after the global pandemic hit very seriously the USA.

As for women's singles, five of the top ten players in the world will be missing, including the WTA ranking No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and the No. 1. 2 Simona Halep. Out also Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina: five stars in doubt also for the upcoming US Open.

Barty had expressed his doubts as early as early June, while Halep had already chosen to play only in Europe. Andreescu didn't play a match from the Shenzhen WTA Finals last October when he had to retire due to a knee problem.

The former n. World 1 Naomi Osaka, who dropped to tenth place, made it to the lockdown with two consecutive defeats, at the Australian Open against Cori Gauff and in the Fed Cup against Sorribes Tormo. The absence of Elina Svitolina is not a surprise: she said that she was worried about the situation of the infections not in New York, but in other States of the USA.

Angelique Kerber seems not to have resolved her doubts about the trip to New York. There should be Serena Williams instead. Presents also Sofia Kenin, Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens, Belinda Bencic, Petra Kvitova, Johanna Konta, Garbine Muguruza and Cori Gauff.

These are the absences related to the Western and Southern Open: For now there is no news regarding the US Open, although it could be probable that the tennis players who will not play Cincinnati could also decide to skip the New York Slam.

WTA Western and Southern Entry List

1. Karolina Pliskova
2. Sofia Kenin
3. Kiki Bertens
4. Belinda Bencic
5. Serena Williams
6. Aryna Sabalenka
7. Petra Kvitova
8. Madison Keys
9. Johanna Konta
10. Garbiñe Muguruza
11. Elena Rybakina

Marketa Vondrousova
13. Alison Riske
14. Maria Sakkari
15. Anett Kontaveit
16. Elise Mertens
17. Donna Vekic
18. Dayana Yastremska
19. Karolina Muchova
20. Ekaterina Alexandrova
21. Amanda Anisimova
22. Barbora Strycova
23. Svetlana Kuznetsova

Yulia Putintseva
25. Shuai Zhang
26. Magda Linette
27. Ons Jabeur
28. Veronika Kudermetova
29. Kristina Mladenovic
30. Anastasija Sevastova
31. Cici Bellis (SR)
32. Rebecca Peterson
33. Caroline Garcia
34. Marie Bouzkova
35. Jennifer Brady

Iga Swiatek
37. Heather Watson
38. Danielle Collins
39. Cori Gauff Alternates: 1. Fiona Ferro
2. Katerina Siniakova
3. Su-Wei Hsieh
4. Ajla Tomljanovic
5. Alison Van Uytvanck