SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 29, 2022) – Four-time Gland Slam Champion and former No. 1, Naomi Osaka, is confirmed to play during the Tuesday, August 2nd day session (Session 3) against Qinwen Zheng, who earlier this year upset two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep at Roland Garros.
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.
Osaka made her WTA main draw debut at the tournament in 2014 when the event was held at Stanford, and last visited the Bay Area in 2017. This marks her first visit to the tournament since its move to San José. She has won seven career WTA singles titles including major championships at the US Open in 2018 and 2020, and the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021. In 2019 she rose to No. 1 in the world becoming the first Asian player hold the top ranking.
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.