2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

The Washington Open, known as the Citi Open for sponsorship reasons, enters its 52nd year of competition in 2020. It is a hard court tournament (played on clay from 1969 to 1986) that forms part of the ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Tour International circuit.

The 2020 Citi Open takes place from July to August at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Centre in Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. The Citi Open is one of 13 ATP 500 tournaments in the world.

Latest 2020 Citi Open Tennis News

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What is the 2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis?

The 2020Citi Open will be held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Centre in Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, United States.

When is the 2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis?

The 2020 Washington Open takes place from 27 July to 4 August 2019.

What surface is the 2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis played on?

The 2020 Citi Open is played on outdoor hard courts.

Washington Citi Open Tennis History

The Washington Open has been known under numerous titles since it originated in 1969. It was first called the Washington Star between 1969 and 1981 before changing to the Sovran Bank Classic from 1982 to 1992. In 1993 it was known as the Newsweek Classic and then most recently as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic until 2011.

The 2011 event was called the Washington Open and the women’s event was first held in 2011 at College Park, Maryland and was called the Citi Open. In 2012 it was decided to merge the ATP and WTA event into one location at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Centre in Rock Creek Park. Citi then took over the sponsorship of the joint event and is now known as the Citi Open.

Until 2015 the Citi Open was part of the US Open Series which is a series of hard court tennis events in the lead up to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. Due to discontent with ESPN who owned exclusive broadcast rights to the US Open series, the Citi Open pulled away to create their own broadcast deals.

This came about because ESPN only showed four hours of Citi Open tennis throughout the entire tournament which sponsors were unhappy with. Most of the broadcast rights were delegated to online streams by ESPN.

The Citi Open then signed a four-year deal worth $2.1 million with the Tennis Channel in which they are guaranteed 171 hours spanning the entire tournament. 

From 1969 to 1986 the Citi Open, then known as the Washington Star and Sovran Bank Classic, was played on outdoor clay before moving to hard court.

Despite no longer being part of the US Open series the Washington Open remains a big draw card for some of tennis’ finest players from both the ATP and WTA World Tours.

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Prize Money

The prize money for the 2019 Citi Open men's singles tournament was $1,895,290 USD. The prize money for the 2019 Citi Open women's singles tournament as US$250,000.

2020 Washington Citi Open Singles Prize Money Breakdown

The winner of the 2019 Citi Open men's singles tournament took home $384,120 USD. The 2019 Citi Open women's singles tournament winner earned $43,000 USD. All figures in USD:

2019 Citi OpenWinnerFinalistSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 641Q2Q1
Men's Singles $384,120 $188,315 $94,755 $48,195 $25,025 $13,200 $7,130 $1,460 $745
Men's Doubles $115,650 $56,620 $28,400 $14,580 $7,540 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles $43,000 $21,400 $11,500 $6,200 $3,420 $2,220 N/A $1,285 $750
Women's Doubles $12,300 $6,400 $3,435 $1,820 $960 N/A N/A N/A N/A

2020 Washington Citi Open Seeds

The 16 seeded players for the ATP 2019 Citi Open were as follows including their finishing position:

1.  Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas (Semifinals)
2.  Russia Karen Khachanov (Second round)
3.  Russia Daniil Medvedev (Final)
4.  South Africa Kevin Anderson (Withdrew)
5.  United States John Isner (Third round)
6.  Croatia Marin Čilić (Quarterfinals)
7.  Belgium David Goffin (Second round)
8.  Canada Milos Raonic (Third round)
9.  Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime (Third round)
10.  France Benoît Paire (Quarterfinals)
11.  France Gilles Simon (Second round)
12.  Australia Alex de Minaur (Second round)
13.  United Kingdom Kyle Edmund (Quarterfinals)
14.  Germany Jan-Lennard Struff (Second round)
15.  France Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Second round)
16.  United States Frances Tiafoe (Third round)

Three players from the United States occupied the top three seeds in the WTA 2019 Citi Open women's singles tournament. Here are the eight seeded players and their final position:

1. United States Sloane Stephens (First round)
2. United States Madison Keys (First round)
3. United States Sofia Kenin (Second round)
4. Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei (Quarterfinals)
5. Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko (Second round)
6. Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková (First round)
7. Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (First round)
8. Puerto Rico Monica Puig (Second round)

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Dates

The 2020 ATP and WTA Citi Open will take place from July to August 2020.

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Players

The 2020 Citi Open ATP draw consists of 48 players, 37 of which are direct acceptances, five wild card entries and six qualifiers. The players competing in the 2019 men's singles tournament included Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kevin Anderson, Karen Khachanov, John Isner, Daniil Medvedev, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alex de Minaur, Benoit Paire, Kyle Edmund, David Goffin, Adrian Mannarino, Jan-Lennard Struff, Frances Tiafoe, Gilles Simon, Nick Kyrgios, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Jordan Thompson, Hubert Hurkacz, Reilly Opelka, Daniel Evans, Ugo Humbert, Yoshihito Nishioka, Sam Querrey, Ricardas Berankis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Denis Kudla, Matthew Ebden, Andrey Rublev, Miomir Kecmanovic, Ivo Karlovic.

The 2020 Citi Open WTA draw consists of 32 players, 24 of which are direct acceptances, four wild card entries and four qualifiers. The players competing in the 2019 women's singles tournament included Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Su-Wei Hsieh, Sofia Kenin, Lesia Tsurenko, Katerina Siniakova, Camila Giorgi, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Kristina Mladenovic, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Barbora Strycova, Monica Puig, Yafan Wang, Margarita Gasparyan, Ons Jabeur, Rebecca Peterson, Iga Swiatek, Jennifer Brady, Anastasia Potapova, Jessica Pegula, Eugenie Bouchard, Vera Zvonareva. 

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Draw

The draw will be completed closer to the start of the tournament. The top two seeds in the mens's singles draw will be on opposite sides of the draw. The same applies to the women's draw where they can't meet until the final.

Washington Citi Open Tennis Results

Staying up to date with the results and statistics of the Citi Open is crucial in terms of finding the best bet and the best value. Beat the bookmakers by picking up player trends and form going into their next match. 

Knowing past winner is also essential for having a successful betting tournament. Some players thrive at tournaments where they have played well in the past as the familiar surroundings and knowledge of the courts can be a big advantage. 

Men's Singles Washington Citi Open Winners, Runners-Up & Final Score

YearCountry, ChampionsCountry, Runners-upFinal Score

2019 Australia Nick Kyrgios Russia Daniil Medvedev 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-4)
2018 Germany Alexander Zverev (2) Australia Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-4
2017 Germany Alexander Zverev South Africa Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4
2016 France Gaël Monfils Croatia Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6(8-6), 6-4
2015 Japan Kei Nishikori United States John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2014 Canada Milos Raonic Canada Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-4
2012 Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov Germany Tommy Haas 6-7(7-9), 6-4, 6-1
2010 Argentina David Nalbandian Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
2009 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro(2) United States Andy Roddick 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(8-6)
2008 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro Serbia Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3
2006 France Arnaud Clément United Kingdom Andy Murray 7-6(7-3), 6-2
2005 United States Andy Roddick (2) United States James Blake 7-5, 6-3
2003 United Kingdom Tim Henman Chile Fernando González 6-3, 6-4
2002 United States James Blake Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 1-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-4
2000 Spain Àlex Corretja United States Andre Agassi 6-2, 6-3
1999 United States Andre Agassi (5) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6(7-3), 6-1
1998 United States Andre Agassi (4) Australia Scott Draper 6-2, 6-0
1997 United States Michael Chang (2) Czech Republic Petr Korda 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
1996 United States Michael Chang South Africa Wayne Ferreira 6-2, 6-4
1992 Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Sweden Henrik Holm 6-4, 6-4
1990 United States Andre Agassi United States Jim Grabb 6-1, 6-4
1988 United States Jimmy Connors (3) Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6-1, 6-4
1987 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (2) United States Brad Gilbert 6-1, 6-0
1986 Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček France Thierry Tulasne 6-1, 7-6(7-4)
1985 France Yannick Noah Argentina Martín Jaite 6-4, 6-3
1984 Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Aaron Krickstein 6-2, 6-2
1983 Argentina José Luis Clerc (2) United States Jimmy Arias 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
1981 Argentina José Luis Clerc Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7-5, 6-2
1980 United States Brian Gottfried Argentina José Luis Clerc 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
1976 United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6-2, 6-4
1974 United States Harold Solomon Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
1973 United States Arthur Ashe Netherlands Tom Okker 6-4, 6-2
1972 Australia Tony Roche United States Marty Riessen 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1971 Australia Ken Rosewall United States Marty Riessen 6-2, 7-5, 6-1
2013 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro(3) United States John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2011 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek France Gaël Monfils 6-4, 6-4
2007 United States Andy Roddick (3) United States John Isner 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
2004 Australia Lleyton Hewitt Luxembourg Gilles Müller 6-3, 6-4
2001 United States Andy Roddick Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6-2, 6-3
1995 United States Andre Agassi (3) Sweden Stefan Edberg 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
1994 Sweden Stefan Edberg Australia Jason Stoltenberg 6-4, 6-2
1993 Israel Amos Mansdorf United States Todd Martin 7-6(7-3), 7-5
1991 United States Andre Agassi (2) Czechoslovakia Petr Korda 6-3, 6-4
1989 United States Tim Mayotte United States Brad Gilbert 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Jimmy Arias 6-3, 6-3
1979 Argentina Guillermo Vilas (3) Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-3)
1978 United States Jimmy Connors (2) United States Eddie Dibbs 7-5, 7-5
1977 Argentina Guillermo Vilas (2) United States Brian Gottfried 6-4, 7-5
1975 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Harold Solomon 6-1, 6-3
1970 United States Cliff Richey United States Arthur Ashe 7-5, 6-1, 6-2
1969 Brazil Thomaz Koch United States Arthur Ashe 7-5, 9-7, 4-6, 2-6, 6-4

Women's Singles Washington Citi Open Winners, Runners-Up & Final Score

YearChampionsRunners-upFinal Score

2019 United States Jessica Pegula Italy Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2
2018 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (2) Croatia Donna Vekić 4-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-2
2017 Russia Ekaterina Makarova Germany Julia Görges 3-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-0
2016 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer United States Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-2
2015 United States Sloane Stephens Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2
2014 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Japan Kurumi Nara 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2013 Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková (2) Germany Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 7-6(7-2)
2012 Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-1
2011 Russia Nadia Petrova Israel Shahar Pe'er 7-5, 6-2

Who has won the most Washington Citi Open Tennis titles?

The Citi Open has traditionally been a very open title with Andre Agassi holding the most titles with five (1990, 1991, 1995, 1998 and 1999). Agassi also leads the final appearance list with six after finishing runner-up to Alex Corretja in 2000.

The most consecutive title wins is two and Agassi shares that with Michael Chang, Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev who won it in 2017 and 2018. No American has won the Washington Open since Andy Roddick did it in 2007.

On the women’s side of the draw, Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova won two women’s titles in 2012 and 2013. Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsov has also won two titles, victorious in 2014 and 2018.

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Betting Odds

Bookmakers will release the betting odds for the 2020 Washington Citi Open yet closer to the start of the tournament. But be sure to check with various bookmakers in the days leading up to the start of the tournament to get a jump on the outright markets.

2020 Washington Citi Open Tennis Final

The ATP and WTA Citi Open final will be held in early August 2020.

Washington Citi Open Tennis Free Bets

Many leading bookmakers will offer free bets, promotions and sign-up offers for the Citi Open. Visit our comprehensive bookmaker reviews so you can choose the right bookmaker for you and take advantage of these offers including Citi Open free bets. 

Washington Citi Open Tennis Bet of the Day

Check our Citi Open bet of the day throughout the tournament where we pick our best bet from the daily action. Our bet of the day could feature a win bet, handicap tip or total games over or under tip.

Washington Citi Open Tennis Live Streaming

Watch all the matches at the Citi Open with live streaming services. Bet365 have an excellent live streaming service where they have made it easy to switch between live-action and betting markets with funded sports betting account and an internet connection. 

There are a number of sports available including tennis, football, baseball, basketball and cricket. 18+, geo-restrictions may apply, visit bet365 for the full terms and conditions. 

Washington Citi Open Tennis Highlights & Replays

If you can’t catch all the action live, be sure to watch highlights of the Citi Open ATP and WTA matches. It is a great way to get a feel of what happened in the match rather than just looking at the results and statistics.

Both the ATP and WTA Youtube channels will show highlights of Citi Open matches alongside the Citi Open Youtube channel:

Washington Citi Open Tennis News

Staying ahead of the game and picking up bets with good value is key to any bettor. Follow all the news from the Citi Open by visiting the official Citi Open Website. You can also find all the relevant news on the ATP Tour Citi Open and WTA Tour Citi Open websites.

Washington Citi Open Tennis Social Media

Follow the Citi Open on all the main social media sites including twitter, facebook and instagram: