Top players take center court at Western & Southern Open

Top players take center court at Western & Southern Open
(Source: @cincytennis Twitter handle)

MASON, Ohio (FOX19) - Several top tennis players in the world including Venus Williams will take center court Monday at the 2019 Western & Southern Monday.

Madeira’s Caty McNally will open the action, Western & Southern officials said. She is the youngest women’s singles player in the field this week.

The 17-year-old will take on Elise Mertens of Belgium in the opening round.

This is McNally’s first Western & Southern Open main draw in singles.

She enters the tournament after having made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon and then reaching her first WTA semifinal at Washington, D.C. last month. She also won her first WTA title in Washington, claiming the doubles title with Coco Gauff.

Two-time Western & Southern Open champion Andy Murray will make his return to singles action on Monday afternoon against Richard Gasquet. Murray underwent a hip resurfacing operation in January following the Australian Open.

He returned to action in June, playing doubles at five events before returning to singles this week. While he was sidelined, Murray was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in May.

The No. 2 player in the world, Rafael Nadal, withdraw Sunday from the Western & Southern Open, citing fatigue, W&S officials announced Sunday night.

Here is the order of play Monday:

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am

  • WTA - Elise Mertens (Belgium) vs [WC] Caty McNally (USA)
  • WTA - Venus Williams (USA) vs [Q] Lauren Davis (USA)
  • ATP - [WC] Andy Murray (Great Britain) vs [PR] Richard Gasquet (France)

Night Session - Not Before 7:00 pm

  • WTA - [WC] Maria Sharapova (Russia) vs [WC] Alison Riske (USA)

Not Before 8:30 pm

  • ATP - [WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) vs [12] Borna Coric (Croatia)

GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am

  • ATP - [14] Marin Cilic (Crotia) vs Radu Albot (Moldova)
  • ATP - [Q] Miormir Kecmanovic (Serbia) vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
  • WTA - [9] Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) vs Petra Martic (Croatia)

Night Session - Not Before 7:00 pm

  • ATP - Nick Kyrgios (Australia) vs Lorenzo Sonego (Italy)

Not Before 8:30 pm

  • WTA - Dayana Yastremska (Ukraine) vs Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am

  • ATP - Cristan Garin (Chile) vs Adrian Mannarino (France)
  • ATP - [WC] Novak Djokovic (Serbia) / Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) vs [2] Lukasz Kubot (Poland) / Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
  • ATP - [WC] Sam Querrey (USA) vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)
  • WTA - [Q] Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) vs [14] Johanna Konta (Great Britain)
  • WTA - [11] Anastasia Sevastova (Latvia) vs [WC] Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

  • WTA - Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine) / Abigail Spears (USA) vs [WC] Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) / Krystina Pliskova (CZE)
  • ATP - [Q] Denis Kudla (USA) vs Lucas Pouille (France)
  • ATP - Matteo Berrettini (Italy) vs [WC] Juan Igancio Londero (Argentina)
  • ATP - [Q] Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) vs Gilles Simon (France)
  • ATP - [8] Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) vs Jeremy Chardy (France) / Fabrice Martin (France)

COURT 10 start 11:00 am

  • WTA - Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) vs Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan)

Not Before 12:30 pm

  • WTA - Maria Sakkari (Greece) vs Camila Giorgi (Italy)
  • WTA - Caroline Garcia (France) vs [Q] Iga Swiatek (Poland)

COURT 7 start 11:00 am

  • WTA - Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) / Donna Vekic (Croatia) vs Yingting Duan (China) / Saisai Zheng (China)
  • WTA - Julia Goerges (Germany) / Angelique Kerber (Germany) vs [8] Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) / Andreja Klepac (Slovenia)
  • WTA - Monique Adamczak (Australia) / Kaitlyn Christian (USA) vs Lidziya Marozava (Belarus) / Katerina Srebotnik (Slovenia)
  • WTA - Raluca Olaru (Romania) / Zhaoxuan Yang (China) vs Annett Kontaveit (Estonia) / Maria Sakkari (Greece)

COURT 8 start 11:00 am

  • WTA - Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) vs [Q] Astra. Sharma (Australia)
  • WTA - [WC] Bernarda. Pera (USA) vs [Q] Veronika. Kudermetova (Russia)
  • ATP - Guido Pella (Argentina) vs [Q] Casper Ruud (Norway)
  • ATP - Oliver Marach (Austria) / Jurgen Melzer (Austria) vs [WC] Ryan Harrison (USA) / Jack Sock (USA)

COURT 11 start 11:00 am

  • ATP - [WC] Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Jamie Murray (Great Britain) / Neal Skupski (Great Britain)
  • ATP - Jordan Thompson (Australia) vs [Q] Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan)
  • ATP - [Q] Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany)
  • ATP - [3] Raven Klaasen (South Africa) / Michael Venus (New Zealand) vs Laslo Djere (Serbia) / Dusan Lajovic (Serbia)
  • ATP - Kevin Krawietz (GER) / Andreas Mies (Germany) vs [6] Mate Pavic (Croatia) / Bruno Soares (Brazil)

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