Former World No. 1 to play WTA event at San Jose State
Former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova will play in the WTA Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, July 30-Aug. 5 at San Jose State. The tournament had been known as the Bank of the West Classic and played at Stanford for 21 years. It will be held at SJSU for the first time this summer.
“I am excited to return to the Bay Area for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic,” Sharapova said in a news release. “I always enjoy playing in California. The region has tremendous tennis fans, and I can’t wait to see the tournament’s new venue in San Jose.”
Sharapova, winner of five Grand Slam titles and one of six women to complete a career Grand Slam, will be visiting the Bay Area for the fifth time. She was a finalist at Stanford in 2010.
The 28-player singles draw also features defending champion Madison Keys and 2017 finalist CoCo Vandeweghe.
The tournament is the opening event of the US Open Series, which kicks off the hardcourt season leading up to the US Open in New York, which begins Aug. 27.
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports