STANFORD, Calif. (www.mubadalasvc.com) – For the second time in four years, the Bank of the West Classic player field will feature four of the top 10 womens tennis players in the world. Ninth-ranked Angelique Kerber has officially entered to compete in the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, joining World No. 1 and 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, World No. 4 and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieska Radwanska along with defending Bank of the West Classic champion, Australian Open finalist and World No. 10 Dominika Cibulkova.
Tickets for this year’s event, which will be held July 28 – August 3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University, can be purchased online at www.mubadalasvc.com or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).
Kerber, who had a breakthrough season in 2012 as she finished fifth in the world, will be returning to Stanford for just the second time in her career as she looks to claim her 4th career WTA title and first-ever Bank of the West Classic trophy. The German won her first two WTA titles in 2012 and could very well be on her way to her third straight Top 10 season.
On top of featuring four of the Top 10, the premier WTA event will display six of the Top 20, including No. 13 Ana Ivanovic and No. 17 Samantha Stosur. Ivanovic has won 13 WTA titles in her 11-year career, including a French Open championship in 2008, while Stosur has five titles to her name, including a US Open championship in 2011, and is en route to her sixth consecutive Top 20 season.
Individual session tickets for the opening round are on sale now and start as low as $30. If you plan on staying for an entire day of matches, Daily Double packages start at just $48.
The Bank of the West Classic also provides fans with multiple money-saving ticket packages that start as low as $190 for Night Session Packages, $255 for Weekend Packages and $595 for Full Week Packages. Groups of 15 or more can also receive discounts of up to 20%.
The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women's event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
The list of past champions of the event reads like a Who's Who of women's tennis including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
The Bank of the West Classic offers several different seat options with prices to fit everyone's budget so reserve your seats today. Qualifying will be held July 26-27 and is free to the public.
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ABOUT THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA Premier event features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $710,000. Held on Stanford University’s campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
ABOUT BANK OF THE WEST: Founded in 1874, $62.4 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.