Serena to play Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

May 10, 2018 12:00 PM

Twenty-three-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams will open the summer hard-court season at the 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, which begins on July 30, on the campus of the tournament’s new home at San José State University.

Williams will headline an already star-studded lineup that includes five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, defending champion and US Open finalist Madison Keys and 2017 singles finalist CoCo Vandeweghe as tournament entrees. The tournament, which runs from July 30-Aug. 5, will receive its full player field list on June 19.

The future Hall of Fame inductee will be competing in the Bay Area for the first time since winning the tournament in 2014, her third singles title at the event.

“I am looking forward to opening my summer season at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic and competing in the new venue,” said Williams. “This tournament plays an historic role in women’s tennis, and as a California native, the fans in the Bay Area have always been incredibly supportive.”

Formerly known as the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a weeklong WTA Premier event bringing the worlds of tennis and technology together in a festival of sports and entertainment. The tournament’s new title sponsor, Mubadala, is committed to providing guests with an elevated experience at the event. The new venue at San José State University will provide a high-end, family-friendly atmosphere and will put fans close to the action as they watch their favorite stars compete. 

Highlighting the best the region has to offer, the tournament will showcase a complete entertainment experience including locally sourced cuisine, fine wine and cheese selections, interactive fan exhibitions, premier hospitality options, daily autograph signings and, of course, incredible tennis action.

Featuring a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw, the tournament will bring the best female tennis players in the world to the Bay Area and serves as the opening women's event of the US Open Series. 

Individual session tickets and ticket packages for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are on sale now. With several different ticket options available, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic has something for everyone. To purchase tickets go to or call 1-866-982-8497.