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The Cincinnati Masters (currently sponsored by the Western & Southern Financial Group and called the Western & Southern Open[1]) is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in Mason near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.[2]

Cincinnati Masters
2019 Western & Southern Open
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Tournament information
Founded1899; 120 years ago (1899)
LocationMason, Ohio
United States
VenueLindner Family Tennis Center
SurfaceHard (DecoTurf), Outdoors
Websitewsopen.com
Current champions (2018)
Men's singlesSerbia Novak Djokovic
Women's singlesNetherlands Kiki Bertens
Men's doublesUnited Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
Women's doublesCzech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
ATP World Tour
CategoryMasters 1000
Draw56S / 32Q / 24D
Prize moneyUS$6,735,690 (2019)
WTA Tour
CategoryPremier 5
Draw56S / 32Q / 28D
Prize moneyUS$2,944,486 (2019)

The tournament is the second largest summer tennis event in the U.S. after the U.S. Open, as its men's portion is one of nine elite Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP Tour and its women's event is one of five Premier 5 events on the WTA Tour.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The tournament was started in 1899 as the Cincinnati Open and was renamed in 1901 to Tri-State Tennis Tournament, a name it would keep until 1969 (it would later be known by several other names, including ATP Championships),[3] and would eventually grow into the tournament now held in Mason.[4] The original tournament was held at the Avondale Athletic Club, which sat on property that is now Xavier University, and would later be moved to several various locations due to changes in tournament management and surfaces. The first tournament in 1899 was played on clay courts (described in a newspaper article of the time as "crushed brick dust"), and the event was mostly played on clay until 1979 when it switched permanently to hardcourts.

In 1903, the tournament was moved to the Cincinnati Tennis Club, where it was primarily held until 1972. In 1974, the tournament was nearly dropped from the tennis calendar but moved at the last moment to the Cincinnati Convention Center, where it was played indoors and, for the first time since 1919, without a women's draw. In 1975, the tournament moved to the Coney Island amusement park on the Ohio River, and the tournament began to gain momentum again.

In 1975, the tournament reins were taken by Paul M. Flory, then an executive with Procter & Gamble. During his tenure, the tournament enriched its considerable heritage while donating millions of dollars to charity: to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tennis for City Youth (a program to teach tennis to inner-city children), and to The Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. Flory was honored with the ATP's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, enshrinement in the USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Great Living Cincinnatians by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Flory began his involvement as a volunteer with the tournament in the late 1960s and remained a volunteer until the end, never accepting a salary. Flory, who was born on May 31, 1922, died on January 31, 2013, remaining tournament chairman until his final day.

Between 1978 and 1989 it was a major tournament of the men's Grand Prix Tennis Tour and part of the Grand Prix Super Series.

In 1979 the tournament moved to Mason where a permanent stadium was built and the surface was changed from Har-Tru clay to hardcourt (DecoTurf II.). Later, two other permanent stadia were constructed, making the Cincinnati Masters the only tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slam events with three stadium courts – Center Court, Grandstand Court and Court 3. A new Court 3 was built in 2010, increasing the number of stadium courts to four, with the existing Court 3 renamed Court 9. The women's competition was reinstated in 1988 for one year, and then again in 2004 when the organizers, with the help of the Octagon sports agency, bought the Croatian Bol Ladies Open and moved it to Cincinnati.

In August 2008, the men's tournament was sold to the United States Tennis Association, the owners of the US Open.[5]

In 2002, the tournament was sponsored for the first time by Western & Southern Financial Group, with the company continuing its sponsorship until at least 2016.[6] In 2011 the men's and women's tournaments were played at the same time making a joint tournament. As a result, the name of the competition changed from the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open to the Western & Southern Open.[3]

VenueEdit

The tournament is played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, located in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. It features a total of 17 courts, including four tennis stadiums—Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3, and Court 10 (formerly known as Court 3)—and among the few venues (e.g with Madrid Open) other than Grand Slams with more than two permanent stadiums.

Court Constructed Capacity
Center Court 1981 11,400
Grandstand Court 1995 5,000
Court 3 2010 4,000
Court 9 1997 2,000

In 2009, the tennis tournament announced a $10 million upgrade to the facility, including the construction of a 52,000 square feet (4,800 m2) West Building to add space for players, media and fans. The new building, which opened in mid-2010 and is named the Paul M. Flory Player Center, is approximately twice as high as the previous West Building, rising 85 feet (26 m) above ground level and 97 feet (30 m) above the court level.

In 2010, the tournament announced plans to expand the grounds by more than 40% and add six new courts. One of those courts is Court 3, which serves as the third television court, while another court has seating for 2,500. A new ticket office, entry plaza, food court and exhibit areas also were added.[7]

The venue hosts additional events including the Atlantic 10 Conference Tennis Championships, the Ohio Athletic Conference Tennis Championships, and both the boys' and girls' OHSAA state tennis championships, and has hosted an Association of Volleyball Professionals event, concerts, charitable events, and numerous regional and national junior tennis events.

The Cincinnati Masters are known as one of the more intimate environments as far as player-fan interactions go. Because the tournament is significantly smaller than the U.S. Open, many people come to see the players up close and likely will get an autograph from at least one of the athletes if they really try to. Players have occasionally been seen walking from court to court among the crowds of people who flock to see them play.

List of championsEdit

The following is the list of champions of the Cincinnati Masters.

Men's singles finalsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2018   Novak Djokovic   Roger Federer 6–4, 6–4
2017   Grigor Dimitrov   Nick Kyrgios 6–3, 7–5
2016   Marin Čilić   Andy Murray 6–4, 7–5
2015   Roger Federer (7)   Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–1), 6–3
2014   Roger Federer (6)   David Ferrer 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
2013   Rafael Nadal   John Isner 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
2012   Roger Federer (5)   Novak Djokovic 6–0, 7–6(9–7)
2011   Andy Murray (2)   Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–0, ret.
2010   Roger Federer (4)   Mardy Fish 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2009   Roger Federer (3)   Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5
2008   Andy Murray   Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
2007   Roger Federer (2)   James Blake 6–1, 6–4
2006   Andy Roddick (2)   Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 6–4
2005   Roger Federer   Andy Roddick 6–3, 7–5
2004   Andre Agassi (3)   Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
2003   Andy Roddick   Mardy Fish 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
2002   Carlos Moyá   Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
2001   Gustavo Kuerten   Patrick Rafter 6–1, 6–3
2000   Thomas Enqvist   Tim Henman 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1999   Pete Sampras (3)   Patrick Rafter 7–6(9–7), 6–3
1998   Patrick Rafter   Pete Sampras 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
1997   Pete Sampras (2)   Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–4
1996   Andre Agassi (2)   Michael Chang 7–6(7–4), 6–4
1995   Andre Agassi   Michael Chang 7–5, 6–2
1994   Michael Chang (2)   Stefan Edberg 6–2, 7–5
1993   Michael Chang   Stefan Edberg 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1992   Pete Sampras   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1991   Guy Forget   Pete Sampras 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
1990   Stefan Edberg (2)   Brad Gilbert 6–1, 6–1
1989   Brad Gilbert   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
1988   Mats Wilander (4)   Stefan Edberg 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
1987   Stefan Edberg   Boris Becker 6–4, 6–1
1986   Mats Wilander (3)   Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–1
1985   Boris Becker   Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–2
1984   Mats Wilander (2)   Anders Järryd 7–6, 6–3
1983   Mats Wilander   John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4
1982   Ivan Lendl   Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6
1981   John McEnroe   Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–4
1980   Harold Solomon (2)   Francisco González 7–6, 6–3
19791   Peter Fleming   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1978   Eddie Dibbs   Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
1977   Harold Solomon   Mark Cox 6–2, 6–3
1976   Roscoe Tanner   Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–3
1975   Tom Gorman   Sherwood Stewart 7–5, 2–6, 6–4
1974   Marty Riessen (3)   Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6
1973   Ilie Năstase   Manuel Orantes 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1972   Jimmy Connors   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3
1971   Stan Smith   Juan Gisbert Sr 7–6, 6–3
1970   Ken Rosewall   Cliff Richey 7–9, 9–7, 8–6
1969   Cliff Richey   Allan Stone 6–1, 6–2
1968   William Harris   Tom Gorman 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1967   Joaquin Loyo-Mayo   Jaime Fillol 8–6, 6–1
1966   David Power   William Harris 7–5, 3–6, 0–6, 6–1, 6–2
1965   Billy Lenoir   Herbert Fitzgibbon 1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 9–7
1964   Herb Fitzgibbon   Robert Brien 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1963   Marty Riessen (2)   Herbert Fitzgibbon 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
1962   Marty Riessen   Allen Fox 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1961   Allen Fox   Billy Lenoir 3–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
1960   Miguel Olvera   Crawford Henry 4–6, 9–7, 6–4
1959   Whitney Reed   Donald Dell 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1958   Bernard Bartzen (3)   Sam Giammalva 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1957   Bernard Bartzen (2)   Grant Golden 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
1956   Edward Moylan   Bernard Bartzen 6–0, 6–3, 6–3
1955   Bernard Bartzen   Tony Trabert 7–9, 11–9, 6–4
1954   Straight Clark   Sam Giammalva 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
1953   Tony Trabert (2)   Hamilton Richardson 10–8, 6–3, 6–4
1952   Noel Brown   Fred Hagist 6–4, 0–6, 2–0, ret.
1951   Tony Trabert   William Talbert 5–7, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1950   Glenn Bassett   Hamilton Richardson 6–2, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1949   James Brink   Arnold Saul 6–4, 6–8, 6–4, 6–0
1948   Herbert Behrens   Irvin Dorfman 7–5, 11–9, 2–6, 6–8, 6–4
1947   William Talbert (3)   George Pero 6–1, 6–0, 6–0
1946   Nick Carter   George Richards 6–1, 6–1
1945   William Talbert (2)   Elwood Cooke 6–2, 7–9, 6–2
1944   Pancho Segura (2)   William Talbert 9–11, 6–2, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1943   William Talbert   Seymour Greenberg 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1942   Pancho Segura   William Talbert 1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 12–10
1941   Frank Parker   William Talbert 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1940   Bobby Riggs (4)   Arthur Marx 11–9, 6–2, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1
1939   Bryan Grant (2)   Frank Parker 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4
1938   Bobby Riggs (3)   Frank Parker 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1937   Bobby Riggs (2)   John McDiarmid 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1936   Bobby Riggs   Charles Harris 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1935 Tournament suspended due to the Great Depression
1934   Henry Prusoff   Arthur Hendrix 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1933   Bryan Grant   Frank Parker 11–9, 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
1932   George Lott (4)   Frank Parker 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1931   Cliff Sutter   Bruce Barnes 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1930   Frank Shields   Emmett Pare 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1
1929   Herbert Bowman   Julius Seligson 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1928   Emmett Pare   Harris Coggeshall 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1927   George Lott (3)   Emmett Pare 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1926   William Tilden   George Lott 4–6, 6–3, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3
1925   George Lott (2)   Julius Sagalowsky 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
1924   George Lott   Paul Kunkel 2–6, 13–11, 6–4, 6–3
1923   Louis Kuhler (2)   Paul Kunkel 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1922   Louis Kuhler   Edwin Haupt 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1921 Tournament suspended
1920   John Hennessey   Walter Wesbrook 8–10, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1919   Fritz Bastian (2)   John Hennessey 2–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917   Fritz Bastian   John G. MacKay 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1916   William Johnston   Clarence Griffin default
1915   Clarence Griffin   William S. McEllroy 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1914   William S. McEllroy (2)   William Hoag 6–4, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
1913   William S. McEllroy   Gus Touchard default
1912   Gus Touchard   Richard H. Palmer 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
1911   Richard H. Palmer (2)   Richard Bishop 14–12, 6–4, 8–6
1910   Richard H. Palmer   Wallace F. Johnson 11–9, 6–3, 6–4
1909   Robert LeRoy (3)   Nat Emerson 6–3, 3–6, 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
1908   Robert LeRoy (2)   Nat Emerson 6–0, 7–5, 6–4
1907   Robert LeRoy   Robert Chauncey Seaver 8–6, 6–8, 6–2, 6–0
1906   Beals Wright (3)   Robert LeRoy 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 6–2
1905   Beals Wright (2)   Kreigh Collins 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 7–9, 6–3
1904   Beals Wright   L. Harry Waidner 7–5, 6–0, 6–3
1903   Kreigh Collins   Raymond D. Little 11–9, 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1902   Raymond D. Little (3)   Kreigh Collins 3–6, 6–8, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1901   Raymond D. Little (2)   Kreigh Collins 2–6, 8–6, 6–4, 7–5
1900   Raymond D. Little   Nat Emerson 6–2 6–4 6–2
1899   Nat Emerson   Dudley Sutphin 8–6, 6–1, 10–8

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Note: The 1979 men's competition was a non-Grand Prix event not bringing any ATP ranking points although named "ATP Championships", run as a rival event to US Pro Championships in Boston.

Women's singles finalsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2018   Kiki Bertens   Simona Halep 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2017   Garbiñe Muguruza   Simona Halep 6–1, 6–0
2016   Karolína Plíšková   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–1
2015   Serena Williams (2)   Simona Halep 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2014   Serena Williams   Ana Ivanovic 6–4, 6–1
2013   Victoria Azarenka   Serena Williams 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
2012   Li Na   Angelique Kerber 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
2011   Maria Sharapova   Jelena Janković 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2010   Kim Clijsters   Maria Sharapova 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2009   Jelena Janković   Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–2
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008   Nadia Petrova   Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 6–1
2007   Anna Chakvetadze   Akiko Morigami 6–1, 6–3
2006   Vera Zvonareva   Katarina Srebotnik 6–2, 6–4
2005   Patty Schnyder   Akiko Morigami 6–4, 6–0
2004   Lindsay Davenport   Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
1989–2003 Not held
1988   Barbara Potter   Helen Kelesi 6–2, 6–2
1974–1987 Not held
1973   Evonne Goolagong   Chris Evert 6–2, 7–5
1972   Margaret Court   Evonne Goolagong 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
1971   Virginia Wade   Linda Tuero 6–3, 6–3
1970   Rosemary Casals   Nancy Richey Gunter 6–3, 6–3
1969   Lesley Turner Bowrey   Gail Chanfreau 1–6, 7–5, 10–10, ret.
1968   Linda Tuero   Tory Fretz 6–1, 6–2
1967   Jane Bartkowicz (2)   Patsy Rippy 6–4, 6–1
1966   Jane Bartkowicz   Peachy Kellmeyer 6–3, 6–3
1965   Stephanie DeFina (2)   Roberta Alison 10–8, 5–7, 6–4
1964   Jean Danilovich   Alice Tym 6–1, 6–2
1963   Stephanie DeFina   Jane Bartkowicz 7–5, 6–2
1962   Julie Heldman   Roberta Alison 6–4, 6–4
1961   Peachy Kellmeyer   Carole Caldwell Graebner 3–6, 12–10, 7–5
1960   Carol Hanks   Farel Footman 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1959   Donna Floyd   Carol Hanks 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
1958   Gwyn Thomas   Martha Hernandez 6–1, 6–2
1957   Lois Felix (2)   Pat Naud 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1956   Yola Ramírez Ochoa   Mary Ann Mitchell 7–5, 6–1
1955   Mimi Arnold   Barbara Breit 6–4, 6–3
1954   Lois Felix   Ethel Norton 6–1, 6–3
1953   Thelma Coyne Long   Anita Kanter 7–5, 6–2
1952   Anita Kanter   Doris Popple 6–0, 6–1
1951   Pat Canning Todd   Magda Rurac 6–3, 6–4
1950   Beverly Baker Fleitz   Magda Rurac 5–7, 6–3, 9–7
1949   Magda Rurac   Beverly Baker Fleitz 6–4, 2–6, 6–0
1948   Dorothy Head Knode   Mercedes Madden Lewis 6–4, 6–4
1947   Betty Rosenquest   Betty Hulbert James 9–7, 6–2
1946   Virginia Kovacs   Shirley Fry Irvin 6–4, 6–1
1945   Pauline Betz (3)   Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6–2, 6–0
1944   Dorothy Bundy Cheney   Pauline Betz Addie 7–5, 6–4
1943   Pauline Betz Addie (2)   Catherine Wolf 6–0, 6–2
1942   Catherine Wolf (2)   Monica Nolan 6–4, 6–1
1941   Pauline Betz Addie   Mary Arnold 6–4, 6–3
1940   Alice Marble   Gracyn Wheeler 6–3, 6–4
1939   Catherine Wolf   Virginia Hollinger 6–2, 6–3
1938   Virginia Hollinger (2)   Margaret Jessee 8–6, 1–6, 6–0
1937   Virginia Hollinger   Monica Nolan 6–3, 6–2
1936   Lila Porter   Virginia Hollinger 6–4, 6–3
1935 Tournament suspended due to the Great Depression'
1934   Gracyn Wheeler   Esther Bartosh default
1933   Muriel Adams   Helen Fulton 6–4, 6–4
1932   Dorothy Weisel Hack   Clara Louise Zinke 6–1, 6–0
1931   Clara Louise Zinke (5)   Ruth Riese 6–1, 6–1
1930   Clara Louise Zinke (4)   Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–4
1929   Clara Louise Zinke (3)   Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–3
1928   Marjorie Gladman   Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–4
1927   Clara Louise Zinke (2)   Marian Leighton 6–4, 4–6, 4–1, ret.
1926   Clara Louise Zinke   Olga Strashun Weil 6–2, 6–2
1925   Marian Leighton   Clara Louise Zinke 6–3, 6–2
1924   Olga Strashun   Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–2
1923   Ruth Sanders Cordes (5)   Clara Louise Zinke 6–0, 7–5
1922   Ruth Sanders Cordes (4)   Olga Strashun 6–3, 6–4
1921 Tournament suspended
1920   Ruth Sanders Cordes (3)   Ruth King 6–1, 6–0
1919 Not contested
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917   Katharine Brown   Mrs. Willis Adams 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1916   Martha Guthrie   Marguerite Davis 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
1915   Molla Bjurstedt   Ruth Sanders Cordes 6–0, 6–4
1914   Ruth Sanders Cordes (2)   Katharine Brown 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
1913   Ruth Sanders Cordes   Marjorie Dodd 6–2, 6–3
1912   Marjorie Dodd (2)   May Sutton default
1911   Marjorie Dodd   Helen McLaughlin 6–0, 6–2
1910   Miriam Steever   Rhea Fairbairn 4–6, 8–6, 6–0
1909   Edith Hannam   Martha Kinsey 6–3, 6–1
1908   Martha Kinsey   Marjorie Dodd 4–6, 8–6, 6–2
1907   May Sutton (3)   Martha Kinsey 6–1, 6–1
1906   May Sutton (2)   Florence Sutton 7–5, 6–2
1905   May Sutton   Myrtle McAteer 6–0, 6–0
1904   Myrtle McAteer (3)   Winona Closterman 7–5, 6–3
1903   Winona Closterman (2)   Myrtle McAteer 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
1902   Maud Banks   Winona Closterman 6–2, 6–1
1901   Winona Closterman   Juliette Atkinson 6–2, 8–6, 6–1
1900   Myrtle McAteer (2)   Maud Banks 6–4, 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1899   Myrtle McAteer   Juliette Atkinson 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 8–6

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Open Era men's doubles championsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2018   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
  Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2017   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
  Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2016   Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), [10–6]
2015   Daniel Nestor (5)
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  Marcin Matkowski
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–2
2014   Bob Bryan (5)
  Mike Bryan (5)
  Vasek Pospisil
  Jack Sock
6–3, 6–2
2013   Bob Bryan (4)
  Mike Bryan (4)
  Marcel Granollers
  Marc López
6–4, 4–6, [10–4]
2012   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4
2011   Mahesh Bhupathi (2)
  Leander Paes (2)
  Michaël Llodra
  Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
2010   Bob Bryan (3)
  Mike Bryan (3)
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
2009   Daniel Nestor (4)
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [15–13]
2008   Bob Bryan (2)
  Mike Bryan (2)
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
2007   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
2006   Jonas Björkman (3)
  Max Mirnyi (2)
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
2005   Jonas Björkman (2)
  Max Mirnyi
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2004   Mark Knowles (3)
  Daniel Nestor (3)
  Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2003   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
2002   James Blake
  Todd Martin
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
7–5, 6–3
2001   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
  Martin Damm
  David Prinosil
7–6(7–3), 6–3
2000   Todd Woodbridge (4)
  Mark Woodforde (4)
  Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
7–6(8–6), 6–4
1999   Byron Black
  Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
1998   Mark Knowles (2)
  Daniel Nestor (2)
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
6–1, 2–1, ret.
1997   Todd Woodbridge (3)
  Mark Woodforde (3)
  Mark Philippoussis
  Patrick Rafter
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
1996   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
  Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1995   Todd Woodbridge (2)
  Mark Woodforde (2)
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–2, 3–0, ret.
1994   Alex O'Brien
  Sandon Stolle
  Wayne Ferreira
  Mark Kratzmann
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1993   Andre Agassi
  Petr Korda
  Stefan Edberg
  Henrik Holm
7–6, 6–4
1992   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
  Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
1991   Ken Flach (3)
  Robert Seguso (3)
  Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
1990   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann (2)
  Neil Broad
  Gary Muller
7–6, 6–2
1989   Ken Flach (2)
  Robert Seguso (2)
  Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
1988   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
  Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
1987   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
  Steve Denton
  John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–3
1986   Mark Kratzmann
  Kim Warwick
  Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
1985   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
  Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1984   Francisco González
  Matt Mitchell
  Sandy Mayer
  Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1983   Victor Amaya
  Tim Gullikson
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 6–3
1982   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe (2)
  Steve Denton
  Mark Edmondson
6–2, 6–3
1981   John McEnroe
  Ferdi Taygan
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
1980   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
  Wojtek Fibak
  Ivan Lendl
6–7, 7–5, 6–4
1979   Brian Gottfried
  Ilie Năstase (2)
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
1978   Gene Mayer
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–3
1977   John Alexander (2)
  Phil Dent (3)
  Bob Hewitt
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–6
1976   Stan Smith (3)
  Erik van Dillen (2)
  Eddie Dibbs
  Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
1975   Phil Dent (2)
  Cliff Drysdale
  Marcello Lara
  Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
7–6, 6–4
1974   Dick Dell
  Sherwood Stewart
  James Delaney
  John Whitlinger
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1973   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1972   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Paul Gerken
  Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
1971   Stan Smith (2)
  Erik van Dillen
  Sandy Mayer
  Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
1970   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Ţiriac
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
1969   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
1968   Ron Goldman
  William Brown
  Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
  Jaime Fillol
10–8, 6–3

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Open Era women's doubles championsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2018   Lucie Hradecká (2)
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
6–2, 7–5
2017   Chan Yung-jan (2)
  Martina Hingis
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Monica Niculescu
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
2016   Sania Mirza (2)
  Barbora Strýcová
  Martina Hingis
  Coco Vandeweghe
7–5, 6–4
2015   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
  Casey Dellacqua
  Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 6–4
2014   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears (2)
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 2–0, ret.
2013   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
2012   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–3
2011   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Natalie Grandin
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
2010   Victoria Azarenka
  Maria Kirilenko (2)
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–4), 7–6(10–8)
2009   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008   Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
2007   Bethanie Mattek
  Sania Mirza
  Alina Jidkova
  Tatiana Poutchek
7–6(7–4), 7–5
2006   Maria Elena Camerin
  Gisela Dulko
  Marta Domachowska
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2005   Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
  Květa Peschke
  María Emilia Salerni
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
2004   Jill Craybas
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
1989–2003 Not held
1988   Beth Herr
  Candy Reynolds
  Lindsay Bartlett
  Helen Kelesi
4–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–1
1974–1987 Not held
1973   Pat Pretorius
  Ilana Kloss
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
1972   Margaret Court
  Evonne Goolagong
  Brenda Kirk
  Pat Pretorius
6–4, 6–1
1971   Helen Gourlay
  Kerry Harris (2)
  Gail Chanfreau
  Winnie Shaw
6–4, 6–4
1970   Rosie Casals
  Gail Chanfreau
  Helen Gourlay
  Pat Walkden
12–10, 6–1
1969   Kerry Harris
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Emilie Burrer
  Pam Richmond
6–3, 9–7
1968   Emilie Burrer
  Linda Tuero
  Peggy Michel
  Carol Gay
6–2, 6–3

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RecordsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Doubles recordsEdit

Overall recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Western & Southern Open". www.cincytennis.com. USTA.
  2. ^ From Club Court to Center Court by Phillip S. Smith, page 3 (2008 Edition; ISBN 978-0-9712445-7-3).
  3. ^ a b "Cincinnati tournament changes name". www.atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  4. ^ Follow the Bouncing Ball, citybeat.com, August 2, 2001. Archived August 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ USTA buying Cincinnati men’s stop
  6. ^ "Cincinnati renews title sponsor through 2014". www.atpworldtour.com. ATP. April 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Cincinnati expansion plans". Press release. ATP. 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  8. ^ a b c d Smith, Philip (2010). Eric Duncan (eds.). From Club Court to Center Court (PDF). pp. 53–64. ISBN 0-9712445-8-8. Retrieved 2011-05-14.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)

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