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Seven seeded at Wimbledon also in BOW Classic

 

The Wimbledon Championship released its seeds for the 2016 tournament and seven women entered to play next month's Bank of the West Classic are on the list including third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and ninth-seeded Venus Williams.

Other Bank of the West Classic entries seeded including No. 17 Johanna Konta, No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 22 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 28 Coco Vandaweghe and No. 30 Daria Kasatkina.


Venus Williams
Competitors will find out who they will play in their opening round matches on Friday, June 24 when the Wimbledon draw is announced. The third Grand Slam tournament of the year will begin play on Monday, June 27.

The Bank of the West Classic will be played July 18-24 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University.

The impressive player field includes 13 players that have won at least one career WTA singles title. The 2016 player field has combined to win 94 career WTA singles titles.

Individual session tickets for the Bank of the West Classic opening round start at just $34. For tickets go to the Bank of the West Classic website or call (866) 982-8497.

The Bank of the West Classic also provides fans with multiple money-saving ticket packages that start as low as $192 for Night Session Packages, $265 for Weekend Packages and $620 for Full Week Packages. Groups of 15 or more can also receive discounts of up to 20%.

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.

The list of past champions of the event reads like a Who's Who of women's tennis including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

Qualifying will be held July 16-17 and is free to the public.

Log on to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com for more information.

ABOUT THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA Premier event features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $753,000. Held on Stanford University's campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

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