SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 30, 2022) – Monday and Tuesday at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will feature many of tennis’ biggest stars taking the court for their first round match-ups.
Monday’s daytime session (Session 1) will feature Madison Keys vs Zhang Shuai, Amanda Anisimova vs Ashlyn Kreuger and two-time Grand Slam finalist Karolina Pliskova vs Katie Boulter. The evening session 7:00 PM match will see 2022 Wimbledon singles champion Elena Rybakina take on last year’s Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic finalist and No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina.
The Tuesday daytime session matches include 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu facing American Shelby Rogers and previously announced, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka vs Zheng Qinwen. Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff will make her Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic debut against Anhelna Kalinina as the featured evening session match at 7:00 PM.
Tickets for the 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are available now at www.MubadalaSVC.com. Opening round tickets for this historic Bay Area event start at only $29.
The 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic player field is the strongest since 2009 with five current top-10 ranked players among the players entered including No. 3 Maria Sakkari, No. 4 Paula Badosa, No. 5 ranked Ons Jabeur, No.6 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 8 Garbiñe Muguruza.
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: 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.