Venus Williams to play Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic

July 16, 2019 11:54 AM

One year after reaching the quarterfinals in the event's inaugural year in San José, Venus Williams will return to the Bay Area for the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion will be making her 15th career appearance at the tournament, which will be held this summer from July 29-Aug. 4.

Williams, a two-time singles champion at the event, will be the featured evening session match (Session 4) on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
“We are very excited to have Venus join our player field,” said tournament director Vickie Gunnasson. “She is a tennis icon and tremendous ambassador for the sport. Having her competing at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is truly special and boosts our already great player field.”
A winner of 49 career WTA singles titles, Williams enhances an already star-studded line-up that includes fellow Grand Slam winners Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko. 

Six of the women in this year’s player field have already won singles titles in 2019. Overall, the list of players have combined to win 115 career WTA singles titles.

Other featured players coming to San José include defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu, 2018 finalist Maria Sakkari, 17-year-old French Open semifinalist Amanda Anisimova, world No. 7 and Wimbledon semifinalist Elina Svitolina, world No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka, Chinese No. 1 Qiang Wang, Belgian star Elise Mertens and Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins.

Now entering its 49th year, 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. Highlighting the best the region has to offer, the tournament showcases locally sourced cuisine, fine wine and cheese selections, interactive fan exhibitions, premier hospitality options, and of course, incredible tennis action.

Featuring a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw, the tournament boasts $876,183 in prize money and serves as the opening women's event of the US Open Series. 

Tickets for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, which returns for its second year at San José State University, start as low as $36 and are on sale now at Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-866-982-8497.