Muguruza, Azarenka, Anisimova to play in San Jose

March 7, 2019 11:42 AM
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The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will welcome back some of the world’s leading women’s tennis stars in 2019, as two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and young American Amanda Anisimova have announced they will play in the 2019 event, which will be held July 29-Aug. 4 on the campus of San José State University.
 
Muguruza has captured six career WTA singles titles, including the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017. In September 2017, she ascended to the world No. 1 ranking, joining Arantxa Sanchez Vicario as the only Spanish women to reach the top spot.
 
Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion, will be making her sixth appearance at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. She won the singles title in 2010 and a doubles title (with Maria Kirilenko) in 2011. The two-time Grand Slam champion has won 20 career WTA singles titles and ascended to the No. 1 ranking in 2012.
 
At just 17 years old, Anisimova is one of the sport's brightest young stars. In January, she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, knocking off No. 24 seed Lesia Tsurenko and No. 11 Aryna Sabalenko during her run. In 2017, she captured the US Open girls' singles title and, in 2018, ended the year as the youngest player ranked among the Top 100 in the world.
 
Co-founded by Billie Jean King, the tournament was first played in 1971 and is the longest-running women's-only professional tennis event in the world. Its list of past champions reads like a who's who of women's tennis, including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
 
Weeklong and Finals Weekend ticket packages for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are on sale now.
 
This year, the stadium will feature covered seating on the west side of the venue, allowing for a more comfortable, shaded viewing experience.
 
To purchase tickets, go to www.MubadalaSVC.com or call 1-866-982-8497.
 

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