|Serena to play Tuesday evening, July 31 23-time Grand Slam champion will take the court at 7 pm
|SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 19, 2018) – The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic announced today that 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will play her opening round match on Tuesday, July 31 (Session 4) at 7 pm.
Her opponent will be unveiled on July 27.
Tickets for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, July 30 – August 5 at San José State University are on-sale now at www.MubadalaSVC.com.
Williams highlights an amazing lineup that includes her sister, 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka, defending tournament champion Madison Keys, 2017 singles finalist CoCo Vandeweghe and 2016 champion Johanna Konta.
The tournament field also includes World No. 15 Elise Mertens, a three-time winner this year on the WTA tour, and several young Americans looking to work their way up the rankings including Danielle Collins, Allison Riske and Sachia Vickery.
Formerly known as the Bank of the West Classic in Palo Alto, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a weeklong WTA Premier event bringing the worlds of tennis and technology together in a festival of sports and entertainment. The new venue at San José State University will provide a high-end, family friendly atmosphere and will put fans close to the action as they watch their favorite stars compete.
Highlighting the best the region has to offer, the tournament will showcase a complete entertainment experience including locally sourced cuisine, fine wine and cheese selections, interactive fan exhibitions, premier hospitality options, daily autograph signings, and of course, incredible tennis action.
Featuring a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw the tournament will bring the best female tennis players in the world to the Bay Area and serves as the opening women’s event of the US Open Series.