2014 Bank of the West Classic Adds To Its Dominant Draw

STANFORD, Calif. (www.mubadalasvc.com) – Samantha Stosur, Daniela Hantuchova and Garbine Muguruza have all officially entered to compete in the 2014 Bank of the West Classic. The addition reinforces an already dominant player field which includes World No. 1 and 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, World No. 3 and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieska Radwanska along with defending Bank of the West Classic champion, Australian Open finalist and World No. 10 Dominika Cibulkova.

Tickets for this year’s event, which will be held July 28 – August 3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University, can be purchased online at www.mubadalasvc.com or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).

Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, will be returning to Stanford for the eighth time in her career as she looks to claim her 6th career WTA title and first-ever Bank of the West Classic trophy. The Australian veteran had her fifth straight Top 20 season last year and currently sits at No. 18.

Hantuchova will compete at in Stanford for the tenth time and will look to become a Bank of the West champion for the first time in her 15-year career. The Slovakian is a former Top 5 player and has six WTA titles under her belt, including two at Indian Wells (2007, 2002).

Muguruza bursted onto the scene this year after capturing her first WTA title at Hobart and then upsetting World No. 1 and two-time Bank of the West Classic champion Serena Williams in the second round of the French Open, her first victory over a top-eight opponent. She advanced to the quarterfinals where she fell to Maria Sharapova in a hard-fought, 3-set battle. Muguruza will be making her Bank of the West Classic debut after missing last year due to injury.

Individual session tickets for the opening round are on sale now and start as low as $30. If you plan on staying for an entire day of matches, Daily Double packages start at just $48.

The Bank of the West Classic also provides fans with multiple money-saving ticket packages that start as low as $190 for Night Session Packages, $255 for Weekend Packages and $595 for Full Week Packages. Groups of 15 or more can also receive discounts of up to 20%.

The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women's event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.

The list of past champions of the event reads like a Who's Who of women's tennis including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

The Bank of the West Classic offers several different seat options with prices to fit everyone's budget so reserve your seats today. Qualifying will be held July 26-27 and is free to the public.

Log on to www.mubadalasvc.com for more information.

 

ABOUT THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA Premier event features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $710,000. Held on Stanford University’s campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

ABOUT BANK OF THE WEST: Founded in 1874, $62.4 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.

 

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