SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 28, 2022) – The opening round match-ups for the 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will be unveiled at 6 pm on Friday, July 29 at Westfield Valley Fair Mall’s Center Court (2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95050) during the official tournament draw ceremony.
The event is open to the public and will feature an appearance and Q&A session with 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the draw ceremony and win tickets to the 2022 tournament.
The 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will take place August 1-7 at San José State University and will feature the strongest player field since 2009 with five current top-10 ranked players entered. The list of top-10 ranked entries includes No. 3 Maria Sakkari, No. 4 Paula Badosa, No. 5 ranked Ons Jabeur, No.6 Aryna Sabalenka, and No. 8 Garbiñe Muguruza.
The impressive group of players also includes four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka, 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff, 2017 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic champion Madison Keys, World No. 22 Amanda Anisimova and 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu.
Tickets for the 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are available now. Opening round tickets for this historic Bay Area event start at only $29. Weeklong and Finals Weekend ticket packages are also available at www.MubadalaSVC.com.
The tournament’s qualifying tournament will take place Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The qualifying tournament is free to the public and will decide the last four entries into the main draw. Some of the players competing in qualifying include World No. 21 Jil Teichmann, 2017 Wimbledon Junior Champion Claire Liu and former Stanford star Carol Zhao.
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic has a rich history as a groundbreaking event. 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.
Created for women by women, the tournament’s list of past champions reads like a who's who of tennis legends including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, and Kim Clijsters.
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.
ABOUT MUBADALA: Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala’s $284 billion (AED 1045 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com
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.
ABOUT IMG: IMG is a global leader in sports, events, fashion, and media. The company manages some of the world's greatest athletes, and fashion icons, owns and operates hundreds of live events annually, and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training, and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.
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.