Bank of the West Classic adds another top player to field


For the second time in four years, the Bank of the West Classic player field will feature four of the top 10 women's tennis players in the world after No. 9-ranked Angelique Kerber officially entered to compete in the 2014 event at Stanford University.

Kerber joins 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 Dominika Cibulkova, an Australian Open finalist who is ranked No. 10.

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 fourth 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.

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.

Qualifying will be held July 26-27 and is free to the public.

Tickets for this year's event, which will be held July 28–Aug. 3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, can be purchased online at or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

this is a long-running tennis event. some of the top pro players are in this. please include some recognizeable name players in this. some of the entrants are from far-away nations or locations. best wishes as this should be successful

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