Nishikori, Stephens and the Bryans Take Top Honors in Citi Open Tennis (Photos)
By August 17, 2015 0 1843•
Kei Nishikori of Japan overcame a strong field and the strongest server in the world, winning the Citi Opens Men’s Singles trophy on Sunday August 9 before a sellout crowd in Washington D.C. Nishikori prevailed over American John Isner in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. As a result of the win, Nishikori will move up to number 4 in the world rankings. In the women’s field, 22 year old Sloane Stephens (USA) won her very first tour-level win in 84 attempts, easily defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russian 6-1, 6-2. In men’s doubles action, top ranked brothers Mike and Bob Bryan defeated Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, the same team who beat the Bryans in the French Open final earlier this year. The 47th edition of this tournament was held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center at Rock Creek Park between August 1-9, 2015.
View our action photos from courtside during the final days of the Citi Open by clicking on the photo icons below. For photos from the first part of the tournament, see our August 6 article. (All photos by Jeff Malet)