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Bank of the West Classic adds former world No. 2-ranked player

 

Former world No. 2 and 2015 Wimbledon semifinalist Agniezska Radwanska has committed to play the 2015 Bank of the West Classic, August 3-9 at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

Radwanska, who competed in her third Wimbledon semifinal in four years following a three-set victory over fellow Bank of the West Classic entry Madison Keys, joins an already strong field which includes World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams, World No. 9 Carla Suarez Navarro and World No. 10 Angelique Kerber along with rising stars Keys and Garbine Muguruza.

Muguruza defeated Radwanska in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and will meet Williams for the title on Saturday.

Overall the tournament boasts nine of the top 20-ranked players in the world including No. 11 Karolina Pliskova, No. 14 Andrea Petkovic, No. 17 Elina Svitolina, and No. 18 Sabine Lisicki.

Mugaruza, who is also in the Wimbledon semis, will face Radwanska on Thursday with a spot in Saturday's women's final on the line. Williams will take on Maria Sharapova in the other semifinal.

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.

Tickets for the Bank of the West Classic are on sale now. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com or call 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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