SAN JOSÉ, CA (June 23, 2022) – The 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic player field is shaping up to be one of the strongest of the summer hard court season following three more early commitments from 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu, 2017 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic champion Madison Keys and young American star Amanda Anisimova.
The tournament will continue its tradition of celebrating the best in women’s tennis as the trio of North American stars join Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff as early entrees.
“Having such a talented group of players competing at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is very exciting,” said Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Tournament Director Vickie Gunnarsson. “This iconic event has showcased the best women’s players in the world for more than five decades and Bianca (Andreescu), Madison (Keys), Amanda (Anisimova) and Coco (Gauff) continue that tradition.”
Andreescu, who will be making her Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic debut, burst onto the scene in 2019 winning three WTA singles titles including her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, reached a career-high No. 4 world ranking and was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year.
That season she set several national records. Her No. 4 world ranking is the highest ever by a Canadian woman, and her US Open title marked the first Grand Slam singles trophy won by a Canadian player, male or female.
Keys will be making her fifth appearance at the event which included the singles title in 2017. The former World No. 7 has won six career WTA singles titles including a victory in Adelaide earlier this season. She reached the Australian Open semifinals in January and is seeded 19th heading into Wimbledon.
Anisimova has been one of the most consistent players on tour reaching the final-16 or better at six of nine main draw appearances this year including two quarterfinals, one semifinal and a title in Melbourne to start 2022. The victory in Melbourne marked the second career WTA singles title for the 20-year-old American. Currently ranked No. 25 in the world, she will be seeded No. 20 at the upcoming Championships at Wimbledon.
The trio join Gauff who is currently ranked No. 12 in the WTA world singles rankings and No. 5 in the world doubles rankings, following her singles and doubles finals appearances at Roland Garros.
Individual session tickets for the 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are available now. Get your tickets today for this historic Bay Area event and see many of the world's best tennis players as they return to San José State University, August 1-7, 2022. Opening round tickets start at only $20.
Weeklong and Finals Weekend ticket packages are also available at www.MubadalaSVC.com. Secure your tickets today and help celebrate the best in women's tennis as many of the world's most talented players compete for one of the oldest and most prestigious titles on the Hologic WTA tour.
The event also has many hospitality options, including private entertainment areas for corporate events, premier seating options, and tennis clinics.
Co-founded by the legendary sportswoman, visionary, and activist Billie Jean King, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic was the first event of the historic 1971 women's professional tennis tour, a precursor to the WTA. Its list of past champions 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 tournament's complete entry list will be announced on July 5, 2022.
ABOUT THE MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC: Co-founded by Billie Jean King in 1971, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world. Owned and operated by IMG, the Hologic WTA Tour 500-level event is the first women's stop on the US Open Series and features a 28-player singles draw, and 16-team doubles draw.
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ABOUT THE US OPEN SERIES: The US Open Series is a true "regular season" of summer tennis in North America, linking nine summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. The Series features a cohesive weekly schedule and centralizes how tennis is viewed in North America across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today's top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow's emerging stars as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with various outreach initiatives, including grass-roots youth tennis clinics and activities.
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ABOUT SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY: The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study – offered through its eight colleges. With more than 33,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San José State University continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.