The field has been confirmed initially for the first ATP and WTA combined 500 tournament in the form of the Mubadala Citi DC Open which will take place between July 29 - August 6 in the run-up to the US Open.
The tournament's field includes the USA's best as well as fan-friendly names including four top 10 WTA players, three top 10 ATP players, four Grand Slam champions, three former World Number One's, and four past champions in DC.
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Medvedev, Fritz, Kyrgios headline ATP field
On the ATP side, Daniil Medvedev who is the current World No.2 will headline the field. The 2021 US Open champion will use the tournament as one of his first stops after Wimbledon.
Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe anchor the USA cause, while Nick Kyrgios on his comeback trail will also be involved in DC. He has previously won the singles and doubles title at the event and will defend his titles this time around.
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Pegula, Gauff, Garcia and Azarenka among WTA names
In terms of WTA names, Jessica Pegula who is the current World Number Three will look to regain the Washington title previously known as the Silicon Valley Classic that she won in 2019.
She also won the 2022 title in doubles and will be joined likely by her doubles partner, Coco Gauff who is also confirmed.
Caroline Garcia, Victoria Azarenka, Daria Kasatkina and Sloane Stephens are also among those involved as is Elina Svitolina who will receive a wildcard like her husband Monfils with both on the comeback trail.
Svitolina in particular heads into the grass court season and towards the Mubadala Citi DC Open having reached the Quarter-Finals of Roland Garros.
“We are thrilled to share our initial group of some of the most compelling men’s and women’s players in the world who will make up the incredibly exciting, deep player field we are building for the 2023 tournament,” said Mark Ein, Mubadala Citi DC Open Chairman.
“With seven current top 10 players, three former number ones and so many fan favorites, Washington has become one of the most anticipated stops on both tours for players and one of the biggest events of the summer in DC. Ticket sales are at a record pace and we expect a third straight summer of a completely sold-out event.”