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Bellis and Keys highlight opening day of Bank of the West Classic

 

The Bank of the West Classic has announced a partial schedule for the upcoming event starting Monday at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University.

Highlighting Monday's action will be a pair of rising Americans. Local product CiCi Bellis of Atherton will take the court during the day session with Madison Keys taking the count for the 7 p.m. featured evening match.

The 16-year-old Bellis won the USTA Girls 18s National title at 15. She made headlines at the 2014 US Open when she defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the opening round. She will face a qualifier in her first-round match.

Keys, the tournament's No. 7 seed, has put together a strong 2015 season reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The 20-year-old has quickly risen in the rankings and currently stands at No. 18 in the world.

Tuesday evening will feature a pair of high-profile singles matches as No. 5 seed and 2015 Bank of the West Classic finalist Angelique Kerber will take the court at 7 p.m. followed by 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Wednesday evening will feature No. 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska versus the winning of Bellis' match on Monday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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