Serena to Defend Bank of the West Classic Title

May 21, 2015 10:24 AM

STANFORD, Calif. (www.mubadalasvc.com) – The Bank of the West Classic announced today that World No. 1 and defending tournament champion Serena Williams will return to defend her Bank of the West Classic title, August 3-9, at Stanford University

Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased online at www.mubadalasvc.com or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).

Williams, who has won three of the last four singles titles at Stanford, followed up her 2014 Bank of the West Classic title by claiming her sixth U.S. Open title. At the time that tied Williams with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert for the second most Grand Slam singles titles (18) in the open era. Williams surpassed them when she notched her sixth Australian Open victory earlier this year, bringing her career total to 19 and within three of Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era.

Ticket packages, which provide fans with multiple money-saving options, are on sale now and start as low as $205 for Night Session Packages, $265 for Weekend Packages and $620 for Full Week Packages. Get your package now and save up to 46% off the regular ticket price.

Individual session tickets go on sale, Tuesday, May 26. Opening round tickets start as low as $33. If you plan on staying for an entire day of matches, Daily Double packages start at just $53.

The Bank of the West Classic also offers discounts for groups of 15 or more.

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, Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams.

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 August 1-2 and is free to the public.

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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.

ABOUT IMG: IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.

 

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