Seven-time champion Roger Federer headlines the men’s field along with two-time titlist Andy Murray, 2013winner Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Marin Cilic. The aforementioned are four of the seven players in the men’s field who have won at least one Grand Slam title. Murray, the current No. 1 player, Federer, Nadal and five-time finalist Novak Djokovic are the players to have held the top spot in the ATP rankings.
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova, who will become the WTA’s No. 1 player on Monday, headlines a women’s entry list that includes three players who have been ranked No. 1: Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams. Kerber and Williams are two of seven Grand Slam winners in the women’s field.
Of the 83 total entrants announced Thursday between the men’s and women’s fields, 39 players have won a combined 58 tournament titles so far in 2017. The entry list includes eight total players who have been ranked No. 1, and 14 who have won a Grand Slam tournament. Eleven Americans are included on the Western & Southern Open entry list.
The official draw for both men’s and women’s tournaments will occur at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 11, prior to the first qualifying rounds set to take place the following day.