Wild cards announced for San Jose

July 24, 2019 11:28 AM

Two-time tournament finalist Coco Vandeweghe, former doubles world No. 1 Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Russian No. 1 Daria Kasatkina have been granted main-draw wild cards into the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, rounding out an already strong player field for the event which takes place July 29-Aug. 4 at San José State University.  

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Vandeweghe (pictured above), a California native and winner of two career WTA titles, reached the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic final in both 2012 and 2017. In 2017, she rose to a career-high singles ranking of No. 10 following semifinal appearances at the Australian Open and US Open and a quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon.

Mattek-Sands comes to San Jose as one of the most accomplished doubles players in U.S. history. She has won 30 career WTA doubles titles, including five Grand Slams doubles crowns, three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles and the 2016 Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles. In addition to reaching the No. 1 ranking in doubles, she also reached a career-high No. 30 in singles in 2011.

Kasatkina enters the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic as the top-ranked player from Russia and a two-time singles winner on the WTA tour.

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 www.MubadalaSVC.com.

The addition of Vandeweghe, Mattek-Sands and Kasatkina bolster a player field that already includes seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and French Open semifinalist Amanda Anisimova.

Other featured players coming to San José include defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu, 2018 finalist Maria Sakkari, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, world No. 7 and Wimbledon semifinalist Elina Svitolina, No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka, Belgian star Elise Mertens and Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins.

In addition to the impressive list of WTA players set to compete in San José, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will be hosting four former ATP stars as part of the Invesco Series on Saturday, Aug. 3, following the evening women’s semifinal match.

The Invesco Series is a legends tour event that features three one-set matches consisting of two semifinals and one final. The line-up for the San José event is one of the best of the legend’s season and includes 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, former world No. 4 James Blake and 11-time tour singles champion Mark Philippoussis.

To purchase tickets to the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, go to www.MubadalaSVC.com or call 1-866-982-8497.