SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 13, 2022) – The competition for the final four main draw spots at this year’s Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will be strong as the qualifying entry list includes two top-40 players, four who have won WTA singles titles, and four who have advanced to the Final 16 or better at a Grand Slam.
Qualifying for the 2022 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will take place July 30-31 at San José State University. Qualifying is open to the public. Main draw play begins on Monday, August 1 and concludes with the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, August 7.
Heading the list is Jil Teichmann of Switzerland. Currently ranked No. 21 in the world, Teichmann has won two career WTA singles titles and reach the final 16 at Roland Garros earlier this year.
Another favorite to reach the main draw is Zhang Shuai of China. The two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist has won three career WTA titles including one already this season in Lyon. The former World No. 23 is currently ranked No. 37 in the world.
Other former WTA title holders entered into qualifying include Wang Qiang (CHN) and Fiona Ferro (FRA). Wang is a two-time title winner on tour and reached a career-high No. 12 ranking in 2019 following a quarterfinal run at the US Open. Ferro is a two-time WTA title winner and advanced to the final 16 at Roland Garros in 2020.
Several Americans will be looking to qualify for the main draw as well including Claire Liu, Taylor Townsend, Katie Volynets, Alycia Parks, Robin Anderson, Caroline Dolehide and Asia Muhammad.
The four players advancing to the main draw will be joining the tournament’s 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.
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 www.MubadalaSVC.com. 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.
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.
SINGLES QUALIFYING LIST
Last Name, First Name (Country), Ranking
TEICHMANN, JIL (SUI), 21
ZHANG, SHUAI (CHN), 37
LIU, CLAIRE (USA), 83
TOWNSEND, TAYLOR (USA), 84 SR
RAKHIMOVA, KAMILLA, 107
KORPATSCH, TAMARA (GER), 111
VOLYNETS, KATIE (USA), 122
PARKS, ALYCIA (USA), 137
WANG, QIANG (CHN), 142
FERRO, FIONA (FRA), 151
ANDERSON, ROBIN (USA), 158
DOLEHIDE, CAROLINE (USA), 167
MUHAMMAD, ASIA (USA), 168
BOLKVADZE, MARIAM (GEO), 174
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