||July 30-August 5, 2018
||San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
||The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the 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 $799,280. Held on the campus of San Jose State University, 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.
||Mubadala is Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world. Mubadala is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala owns GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the world’s second-largest pure-play semiconductor foundry with more than 7,000 employees in the United States. It is also opening its first US office in the Bay Area in 2018, focusing on ventures investments in technology. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, it is the largest shareholder in Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and has investments across 13 key sectors across 30 countries. Their work includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining and renewable energy, utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. They build on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum, and enhance the UAE’s growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defence services. Their investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.
||A 28-player singles main draw and a 16-team doubles main draw are held, all featuring best two-out-of-three set matches. A 16-player singles qualifying draw will be held for four main-draw entries.
|2017 DEFENDING CHAMPIONS:
||Singles: Madison Keys d. CoCo Vandeweghe, 7-6 (4), 6-4; Doubles: Abigail Spears/CoCo Vandeweghe d. Alize Cornet/Alicja Rosolska, 6-2, 6-3.
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