STANFORD, Calif. (www.mubadalasvc.com) – 2016 Bank of the West Classic tickets are on sale now and fans this year will be treated to another stellar player field as seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and World No. 3 Agnienszka Radwanska have already committed to play.
Tickets for this year’s event, which will be held July 18 – 24 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).
Williams will be returning to Stanford for the 13th time and is looking to win her third Bank of the West Classic title having previously won in 2000 and 2002. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, and future Hall of Famer, has had tremendous success at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium reaching the final in seven of her previous 12 visits to the event.
Currently ranked No. 12 in the world, Williams opened the 2016 campaign with a win at Kaohsiung marking her 49th career WTA singles title.
Radwanska, currently ranked No. 3 in the world, has been one of the hottest players on tour to start 2016. She has reached the semifinals or better at all three events she has played this year including a win in Shenzhen. She advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open for the second time of her career and reached the semis in her opening event of the year in Doha.
This will mark Radwanska’s eighth trip to Stanford. A finalist at the event in 2012, Radwanska reached the quarterfinals last year before falling to eventual champion Angelique Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in what many considered to be the best women’s match of 2015.
Individual session tickets for the opening round start at just $27.
The Bank of the West Classic also provides fans with multiple money-saving ticket packages that start as low as $192 for Night Session Packages, $265 for Weekend Packages and $620 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 16-17 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.