BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC ANNOUNCES PARTIAL SCHEDULE
Americans Madison Keys and CiCi Bellis highlight Monday action.
Stanford, California – The Bank of the West Classic has announced a partial schedule for the upcoming event, August 3-9 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University.
Highlighting Monday’s action will be a pair of rising Americans. Local product CiCi Bellis will take the court during the day session with Madison Keys taking the count for the 7 pm featured evening match.
The 16-year-old Bellis, from Atherton, won the USTA Girls 18s National title at 15. She made headlines at the 2014 US Open when she defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the opening round. She will face a qualifier in her first round match.
Keys, the tournament’s No. 7 seed, has put together a strong 2015 season reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The 20-year-old has quickly risen in the rankings and currently stands at No. 18 in the world.
Tuesday evening will feature a pair of high profile singles matches as No. 5 seed and 2015 Bank of the West Classic finalist Angelique Kerber will take the court at 7pm followed by 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.
Wednesday evening will feature No. 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska versus the winning of Bellis’ match on Monday.
Tickets for the Bank of the West Classic are on sale now. Individual tickets to the tournament’s opening round start at just $33 while ticket packages start at $205. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.mubadalasvc.com or call 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).
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.
Qualifying will be held August 1-2 and is free to the public.
Log on to www.mubadalasvc.com for more information.
Monday Day Session: CiCi Bellis vs. Qualifier
Monday Evening Session: Madison Keys vs. Aleksandra Krunic
Tuesday Evening Session: Angelique Kerber vs. Daria Gavrilova followed by Sabine Lisicki vs. Qualifier
Wednesday Evening Session: Agnieszka Radwanska vs. winner of Bellis/Qualifier
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 $731,000. 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.