STANFORD, Calif. (www.mubadalasvc.com) – Fans attending the Bank of the West Classic for Monday’s opening round will get to see three of the top young American’s on the WTA tour.
At 1 pm during Monday’s day session, former Stanford star Mallory Burdette will take on 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone on Stadium Court. Burdette, a three-time All-American and 2012 doubles NCAA Champion during her tenure at Stanford, turned pro at the 2012 US Open and has already risen to No. 78 in the world.
The evening session will feature two up-and-coming Americans as rising star Madison Keys will face Magdalena Rybarikova at 7 pm followed former Stanford standout Nicole Gibbs as she competes in her first WTA event as a professional against Kiki Bertens.
Gibbs, a three-time All-American, is the two-time defending NCAA singles champion as well as the 2012 NCAA doubles champion. She turned professional following her junior season after leading the Cardinal to the 2013 NCAA team title.
Indvidual session tickets to Monday’s day and evening sessions start at just $30, and can be purchased by logging on to www.mubadalasvc.com or by calling 866-WTA-TIXS. If you plan on staying for both sessions take advantage of the Daily Double and secure seats for both sessions for just $50.
In addition to individual-session tickets, the Bank of the West Classic is also offering several weekend packages starting at just $255.
Full-week packages start at just $595 and include tickets to all 13 sessions, a pass to the exclusive Plaza Club and an invitation to the Meet the Players Party. Those who purchase a pair of seats will also receive a weeklong VIP parking pass.
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 20-21 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 $795,000. 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 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 600 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.
ABOUT IMG: IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College; IMG’s Joint Ventures in China, Brazil and India; IMG Media; IMG Events and Federations; IMG Fashion; IMG Models; IMG Art+Commerce; IMG Clients; IMG Academies; IMG Consulting and IMG Licensing. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.