Gauff To Make Debut August 2

July 14, 2022 10:54 AM

SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 14, 2022) – Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff will make her Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic debut on Tuesday, August 2 as the featured Session 4 match at 7 pm. 

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 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.

“We are thrilled to have such a strong player field this year and given the huge increase in ticket demand we have seen it is obvious the tennis community is excited as well,” said tournament director Vickie Gunnarsson. “Having a player as talented as Coco (Gauff), the No. 11 player in the world and a Grand Slam finalist, competing so early in the event is great for our fans.”

Currently ranked No. 11 in the world, the rising star is a fan favorite having captured the hearts and minds of the world in 2019 when, as a 15-year-old, advanced to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, which included a first-round win over the five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams. 

She has continued to quickly progress up the world rankings ending the 2019 season at No. 68, the 2020 season at No. 48, and the 2021 season at No. 22. She has already captured two Hologic WTA Tour singles titles and four doubles crowns in her young career.

Gauff, who also ranked No.6 in the world in doubles, is the only player ranked in the top-11 on both lists.

The 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic player field is the strongest since 2002 with six current top-10 ranked players among the 21 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, No. 7 Danielle Collins, and No. 9 Garbiñe Muguruza. The six top-10 players are the most since 2002 when the event also hosted six top-10 players. 

The impressive group of players also includes 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, 2017 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic champion Madison Keys, and World No. 22 Amanda Anisimova. The tournament has also issued a wildcard to 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu.

The 2022 tournament will be one of the most competitive in the event’s history with 19 of the 21 players having won at least one WTA singles title. Overall, the field has combined to win 81 career singles titles. Six of the players have already won titles this year. 

This is truly a Grand Slam quality field with 18 of the players having reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal, while 11 have reached a major semifinal of better.

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. 
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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.