TENNIS STARS CAROLINE WOZNIACKI AND EUGENIEBOUCHARD
TO MEET IN WOMEN’S TENNIS CLASSIC AT 2024 DALLAS OPEN
Duo of Former Top-Five Players to Participate in Third-Year Dallas Event
DALLAS (November 1, 2023)– Former Australian Open champion and World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and former Wimbledon finalist and World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard will play as part of the Women’s Tennis Classic on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. CT to kick off the third year of theDallasOpen.The two players will play a singles match, as well as a set of doubles featuring two of the SMU Women’s Tennis players. The 2024 Dallas Open is scheduled for February 3-11 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU.
Wozniacki won the 2018 Australian Open and is a two-time U.S. Open finalist. Bouchard reached the Wimbledon Finals in 2014, as well as the semifinals in that year for both the Australian Openand Roland Garros. The two players have faced off twice in professional competition, with both players each winning once. Their singles match at the Women's Tennis Classic will be the pair’s first-ever meeting in North America.
“We are very excited to have the talented Caroline Wozniacki and Eugenie Bouchard join us for the 2024 Women’s Tennis Classic, which has become a tradition at the Dallas Open,” said Peter Lebedevs, Dallas Open tournament director. “We will kick off a fantastic week of top-level tennis in Dallas with two champions of the sport. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase women’s tennis to our fans.”
“I am thrilled to come to North Texas and be part of the Women’s Tennis Classic at the 2024 DallasOpen,” Wozniacki said. “I’m looking forward to playing against Eugenie and sharing the court with two of the SMU Women’s team members for some doubles.”
Added Bouchard, “Playing against a competitor like Caroline is always a fun challenge. I’m excited to face her and play for the fans as part of the Women’s Tennis Classic.”
DALLAS OPEN ALSO ANNOUNCES SMU PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENT
On the men’s side, the SMU men’s tennis team will be well-represented at the 2024DallasOpen. Adam Neff, the 2023 AAC Player of the Year, earned a singles main draw wildcard and will headline theDallasOpen’s College Night Session on Tuesday, February 6.
Two SMU women’s tennis players will also be part of Saturday night’s Women’s Tennis Classic. Graduate student Taylor Johnson and junior Drew Morris will play a one-set doubles contest withBouchardand Wozniacki.
Johnson went 23-8 in singles in 2022-2023 and was named the AAC Championship Most Outstanding Performer. She went 24-12 in doubles last season. Morris, an AAC All-Conference Team selection, is coming off a 28-9 record in singles. She finished 22-14 in doubles.
Premium seating, individual session, and week-long tickets for this year’s tournament are on sale now and available atdallasopen.com. Now in its third year, the Dallas Open features more than 60 world-class ATP Tour professionals and is televised worldwide to more than 100 countries.
About The Dallas Open
The Dallas Open is an ATP Tour 250 men’s tournament that will play its third year in Dallas on February 3-11, 2024 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU. It will be the only ATP Tour indoor championship in the United States, and features men’s top world tennis players in singles and doubles competition. The tournament, previously held as the New YorkOpen, is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP Tour. Its rich history features some of the top names in tennis, including legends John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Michael Chang, and Andy Murray, and a current generation of stars like John Isner, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, and Reilly Opelka.