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Another Star-Studded 2018 Citi Open Field

50th edition of Washington Tournament to be held July 28-August 5;
48-hour flash sale for single session tickets open now until Sunday, April 8 at 12 a.m.

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2018) — Americans who dominated the Miami Open last week, as well as past champions and top ten stars have committed early to compete in this summer’s Citi Open® Tennis Tournament, July 28-August 5, 2018.

The 50th edition of Washington’s summer tennis tradition will feature 2018 Miami Open champions John Isner (World No. 9 and three-time tournament finalist), Sloane Stephens (World No. 9 and 2015 Citi Open champion), and Mike and Bob Bryan (World No. 7 and four-time tournament champions). They will be joined by 2015 Citi Open champion Kei Nishikori, as well as World No. 8 and 2017 Citi Open finalist Kevin Anderson and World No. 10 David Goffin.

This early roster of players joins previously announced World No. 2 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.

“We are extremely proud of John, Sloane and the Bryan Brothers as they captured hard fought titles in Miami last week. It’s such a thrill to watch these four achieve success on and off the court, as they have been faithful supporters and participants of the Washington Tournament from the start of their careers,” said Keely O’Brien, Tournament Director. “It’s an honor to welcome back four past champions – Sloane, Bob, Mike and Kei, in addition to past finalists, John and Kevin Anderson.”

The Tournament will launch a 48-hour flash sale until Sunday, April 8, at 12 a.m. In addition to access to single-session tickets, there are exclusive Citi cardmember ticket promotions available. Visit or the hotline at 202-721-9500 to take advantage of this promotional window.

The tournament has been Washington, D.C.’s premier tennis event since 1969 and benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), the tournament’s non-profit owner and beneficiary. The organization provides underserved children in the D.C.-area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the courts through academic and athletic enrichment.

Founded by Donald Dell and John Harris, the Washington tournament celebrates its 50th edition in 2018. The Citi Open Tennis Tournament is one of only 13 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. The tournament also features a WTA International Tournament, which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of both world-class men’s and women’s tennis throughout the nine-day event. It is one of only five U.S. tournaments that include both men’s and women’s fields. Main draw matches of the tournament will be broadcast starting Monday, July 30, on Tennis Channel.

For more information, visit, or follow the Citi Open on, @CitiOpen on Twitter, or CitiOpen on Instagram. The Citi Open Tennis Tournament is a Lagardère Sports production and is a registered service mark of its title sponsor Citigroup Inc.

CONTACT: Sheena Pegarido, 202-559-4431


About WTEF
WTEF is dedicated to building life champions through tennis and academic excellence. We work to give underserved kids a safe environment they trust and where they can excel. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by developing meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to success. We also engage them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. WTEF builds life champions. For more information, visit

About Citi
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