Player Field Announced For 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open

Jessica Pegula and Maddie (photo: Michael Dickens)

SAN DIEGO, February 7, 2024 (Press Release)

A strong field of international competitors headlined by American Jessica Pegula will highlight the upcoming Cymbiotika San Diego Open women’s professional tournament. The WTA 500 event will be played Saturday, February 24 through Sunday, March 3 at Barnes Tennis Center.The 29-year-old Pegula, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., is ranked No. 4 in the WTA singles rankings. She has won 4 career WTA singles titles and reached the singles quarterfinals at Grand Slam tournaments on six occasions since making her Grand Slam debut at the US Open in 2015.A versatile all-court player, Pegula has also captured seven career WTA doubles titles, including the inaugural Cymbiotika San Diego Open in 2022 when she teamed with fellow American Coco Gauff to defeat Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico 1-6, 7-5, 10-4 to win the doubles championship at Barnes Tennis Center. Pegula achieved the No. 1 doubles ranking in the world on September 11, 2023. The 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open WTA 500 player field will include the following competitors:(Listed by WTA Ranking at time of entry)

4   Jessica Pegula, United States        10  Karolina Muchova, Czech Republic    13  Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazil        23  Emma Navarro, United States        28  Marta Kostyuk, Ukraine            29  Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine        31  Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine            34  Donna Vekic, Croatia            34* Paula Badosa, Spain37  Leylah Fernandez, Canada38  Anna Kalinskaya, Russia40  Xinyu Wang, China41  Caroline Dolehide, United States42  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia43  Arantxa Rus, Netherlands44  Tatjana Maria, Germany45  Lin Zhu, China*Special Ranking

Among the Main Draw entrants are 2023 French Open singles finalist Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic and rising young American Emma Navarro.The 22-year-old Navarro, a native of Charleston, S.C., is no stranger to San Diego. In 2019, she reached the singles final of the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 18s National Championships which are contested in August at Barnes Tennis Center.In 2021, Navarro won the NCAA singles title as a freshman at the University of Virginia. She also won her first career WTA singles title earlier this year in Hobart, Australia. “There are so many talented players who will be competing for this year’s Cymbiotika San Diego Open title. It’s going to be an amazing week of women’s professional tennis,” said Tournament Director Ryan Redondo. “We will soon be announcing additional Wild Card entries and a full schedule of special events.”The WTA 500 tournament, featuring the top women tennis professionals in the world, offers $922,573 in prize money and will have a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. Qualifying rounds are scheduled for Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 with Main Draw matches starting Monday, February 26 and concluding with the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, March 3.The starting times for each day of the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open will be as follows:Day 1 Qualifying – Saturday, February 24 – 10 a.m.Day 2 Qualifying – Sunday, February 25 –  11 a.m.Main Draw SessionsMonday, February 26, Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28  – 1 p.m.Thursday, February 29  – 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.Friday, March 1 (Quarterfinals) – 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.Saturday, March 2 (Semifinals) – 1 p.m.Doubles Championship – Sunday, March 3 – 1:30 p.m.Singles Championship – Sunday, March 3 – 4 p.m.(All times are PST)Tickets for the 2024 Cymbiotika San Diego Open are currently on sale. Ticket information is available on the official tournament website.Former French Open champion and current world No. 10 Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic swept the singles and doubles titles at the 2023 Cymbiotika San Diego Open. The 28-year-old Krejcikova overcame American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the singles final and then teamed with compatriot Katerina Siniakova for a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Americans Danielle Collins and Coco Vandeweghe in the doubles championship.