2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open

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2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
and Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open
Date:   July 26 – August 3 (men)
August 9 – August 17 (women)
Edition:   107th
Surface:   Hard / Outdoor
Location:   Mason, United States
Venue:   Lindner Family Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women's Singles
Russia Nadia Petrova
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Russia Maria Kirilenko / Russia Nadia Petrova
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
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Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open
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Men's singles champion Andy Murray being presented with the Masters trophy
Nadia Petrova won the title, beating Nathalie Dechy of France

The 2008 Cincinnati Masters (also known as the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 107th edition of the Cincinnati Masters, and was part of the ATP Masters Series of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier III Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, near Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, with the men playing from July 26 through August 3, 2008, and the women from August 9 through August 17, 2008.

The men's field was led by World No. 1, French Open and Wimbledon runner-up and Cincinnati Masters defending champion Roger Federer, ATP No. 2, French Open, Wimbledon and Canada Masters winner Rafael Nadal, and Australian Open titlist Novak Djokovic. Other top seeded players were ATP No. 4, Pörtschach and Warsaw titlist Nikolay Davydenko, Valencia and s'Hertogenbosch winner David Ferrer, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Andy Murray.

The women's draw featured Paris, Eastbourne and Montreal semifinalist, Standford finalist Marion Bartoli, Eastbourne runner-up and Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nadia Petrova, and Estoril, Barcelona winner Maria Kirilenko. Also competing were Strasbourg finalist, French Open and Wimbledon mixed doubles runner-up Katarina Srebotnik, Amelia Island quarterfinalist Amélie Mauresmo, Aleksandra Wozniak, Ekaterina Makarova and Tamira Paszek.

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Andy Murray defeated Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)

  • It was Andy Murray's 3rd title of the year, and his 6th overall. It was his 1st career Masters title.

Women's Singles[edit]

Russia Nadia Petrova defeated France Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 6–1

  • It was Nadia Petrova's 1st title of the year, and her 8th overall.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan defeated Israel Jonathan Erlich / Israel Andy Ram 4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Russia Maria Kirilenko / Russia Nadia Petrova defeated Chinese Taipei Su-wei Hsieh / Russia Yaroslava Shvedova 6–3, 4–6, [10–8]

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