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Wozniacki joins field for Bank of the West Classic

 

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has joined an already impressive list of women competing at the 2015 Bank of the West Classic being held August 3-9 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University.

Wozniacki, winner of 23-career WTA singles titles and currently ranked No. 4 in the world, is making her first trip to Stanford and joins an already strong field which includes world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams -- fresh from her title at Wimbledon -- world No. 7 Agnieszka Radwanska and world No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro.

Overall the tournament boasts 10 of the top 22- ranked players in the world including No. 12 Karolina Pliskova, No. 13 Angelique Kerber, No. 16 Andrea Petkovic, No. 17 Elina Svitolina, No. 18 Madison Keys and No. 22 Sabine Lisicki.

In other news Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza has withdrawn from the tournament due to an abdominal strain.

"Unfortunately the long European swing has taken its tole on my body," said Muguruza, who lost to Williams in the Wimbledon finale. "My abdominal strain has not fully healed and will need some weeks to get ready for the US swing. I am very sorry I am not able to play the Bank of the West Classic and look forward to coming back in the future."

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 August 1-2 and is free to the public.

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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