The US Open series kicks off this week, with Bank of the West Classic being the first tournament on the women's tour. The top four seeds have been given a direct entry to the second round.
Venus Williams has been seeded first, and is coming in with a fresh surge of momentum from her semifinal run in the Wimbledon. After having a fairly disappointing spell on hard surface earlier this year, she will be eager to make amends as she plays in her home nation. Seeded second is the Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova, who rose to the 12th place after having a terrific spell on the tour in the recent weeks. She won the WTA Eastbourne and followed it with a quarterfinal run at the SW19. She has been growing stronger with every tournament, and is certainly regaining her momentum and form. British no. 1 Johanna Conta will also be playing in the event as the third seed. She has had an average year, although she did reach her career high singles ranking of 18 in June.
Her local adversary Coco Vandeweghe will also be playing in the event, and has been seeded fourth. With these two youngsters looking to make their name on the tour, it will be interesting to see them go up against the experienced ones.
Posted: 3rd August 2015
The Bank of the West Classic is an annual outdoor hard court tournament held in Stanford, California. It s a WTA Tier II event with a prize money that will exceed $700,000 during the tourney s latest, 44th edition. The reigning champion is Serena Williams who won’t try to defend her title this time. This decision – however painful it probably was for the organizers – is understandable because of two clear reasons.
First, Williams has an enormous lead (currently almost 7000 points) in the ranking. The other important factor is the player’s physical condition. While she was able to win Wimbledon, she got extremely close to losing against Heather Watson (the Brit had a double break advantage in the third). She not only did not lose, but went on to win her third Grand Slam title this season, getting very close to her first career calendar Grand Slam.
If she can arrive to Flushing Meadows in a reasonably good physical shape, she will be the overwhelming favorite to capture the title and nab the calendar Grand Slam in the process. In the absence of this great champion, the tournament is wide open with possibly as many as five or six co-favorites.
Posted: 28th July 2014
Bank of the West Classic 2014 is a professional tournament that has been organized in the beautiful sceneries of Stanford between 28th July and 3rd of the next month. It will be played on the hard courts.
It is the 43rd edition of the tournament that has been played under the label of WTA. Huge prize money of $710,000 has been allocated for the winning player in this tournament. In the year 2013, the single Bank Of The West Classic was crowned to Slovakian’s player Dominika Cibulkova. The double series was crowned to Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones of United States. Serena Williams is also taking part in this tournament and has created the real thrill among the tennis fans. Some other names taking part in 2014 Bank of the West Classic includes Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, Ana Ivanovic, Andrea Petkovic and Carla Suárez Navarro. The 2013 champion Dominika Cibulková is taking part again this year and is confident to keep her championship intact.
Tickets are available everywhere, you can book online anytime. Hotlines are open 24*7; the official website of the WTA will keep you updated about the latest happenings.
Posted: 22nd July 2013
Going on for 43 years, the Bank Of The West Classic is the longest running women-only Tennis Tournament in the world. It’s one of the first steps female tennis players took while on the road to the US Open, it has more national TV coverage, live finals and a massive campaign for its publicity.
This is the tournament to go to for female players looking to make it big. As we’ve seen in the last 2 years Serena Williams has won this tournament, so some of the finest players on the WTA will be taking place in this tournament. It takes place in the Stanford University in the Taube Family Tennis Center and has a massive purse of almost 800,000 dollars. While Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli both had to withdraw from the tournament due to injuries, we still have world number 4 Agnieszka Radwanska and number 13 Samantha Stosur to make the competition worthwhile.
This is one of the biggest tournaments as proven by last year’s final which was between Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams.It will be covered on National TV on various channels, but even then this is one of those tournaments people should go see live.
Posted: 9th July 2012
On the WTA Tour this wee, on the 9th of July, the Bank of the West Classic will be held in Stanford, California in the United States, a Premier level tournament that will be played outdoors on hard courts, for $740,000 with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. After that, the WTA Tour will be heading to Palermo, Italy for another tournament that starts on the 9th as well called the XXV Italiacom Open. After that, they will head to Carlsbad, California for the Mercury Insurance Open, starting on the 16th of July.
The previous tournament on the WTA Tour was The Championships Wimbledon, which was our third Grand Slam of the year, and for the ladies side, it was all Williams, with Serena Williams taking the singles title and Venus and Serena winning the doubles title. As for the tournament in Stanford, it started in San Francisco in 1971 and then went on to be located in Oakland in 1979. It started being played at Stanford University in 1997. The top seed is Serena Williams, with Marion Bartoli as second and Dominika Cibulkova in third.
Posted: 29th July 2011
The WTA Tour will be playing a tournament called The Bank of the West Classic live, a premier level event that happens in Stanford, California, in the United States and takes place on hard courts outdoors. This tournament starts on July 25th and goes through the 31st, and is worth $721,000 with a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. Coming up next on the WTA Tournament Calendar, the Citi Open, an international level tournament that will start the same day as the Bank of the West Classic, and happens in College Park, Maryland in the United States.
The draw for the Bank of the West Classic includes two players from the top five in the WTA rankings right now, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova, who are ranked at 4th and 5th. These two players are the top two seeds in this tournament and the third and fourth seeds are Marion Bartoli and Samantha Stosur and others include Agnieszka Radwanska, Julia Goerges, Anna Ivanovic and Dominka Cibulkova. You can watch WTA Tennis live from your computer or mobile, when you sign up at the banners for access to our member's area.
Posted: 30th July 2010
The Women's Tennis Association is holding the Bank of the West Classic, starting July 26th. The purse for this tournament is $700,000 and it will be held on hard courts outdoors. The singles draw for the Bank of the West Classic is 30 and the doubles draw is 16. This tournament is held in Stanford, California in the United States and you can watch it live by getting your membership at the banners on this page. You'll get instant access right from your computer and you'll get year-around access to tennis events.
This tournament has been going on for forty years and this year there are eight players that are in the top 20 in the world playing. There are, among them, three ladies who have been world number ones in the singles category. In fact, this year is the fortieth for the tournament. The top seed for this event is Samantha Stosur, who is number five right now and was the runner up for the French Open at Roland Garros for the ladies.
The number two seed is Elena Dementieva, who was out of Wimbledon with an injury. Agnieszka Radwanksa is the third seed who is no longer in the top ten right now but will be a challenge. Marion Bartoli is the fourth seed. Maria Sharapova is fifth and sixth is Zheng Jie of China. Get your membership at the banners on this page if you want year around access to to tennis tournaments. Click on the links on this page for high quality video access.
Posted: 31th July 2009
The Women's Tennis Association comes to Stanford, California and six women from the top twenty in the world will be attending the match this week to compete in the Bank of the West Classic Live. This Premier tournament on the Sony Ericsson WTA Calendar is worth $700,000, and it is a hard court outdoor tournament with 32 single draws and 16 double draws. This event is the first of the five tournaments that lead up the the The U.S. Open, which is the final Grand Slam of the season.
Anna Chakvetadze is the top seed entering this tournament, having just won in Cincinnati on Sunday, her third title of the year, and the 20 year old Russian is just one of the top four seeds in this event, her ranking currently number seven. The top four all receive a bye past the opening round, after which Chakvetadze will face the winner of the match between Amber Liu and Eleni Danilidou. The second seed is Marion Bartoli, who has thirty one wins since 2007, and her three on the WTA Tour have all been on hard courts, so it goes without saying that she will perform well in this hard court event.
Third seed is Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova, who is at Stanford for her third time. Last time she lost in the qualifying to Shenay Perry, but the 24 year old has a record this year of 31-16, as well as taking home a win from another hard court, Indian Wells, in March. She is ranked number 12 in the world. That brings us to our final top seed, Patty Schnyder from Switzerland. She's ranked number sixteen in the world, even making the semis in Rome and quarter finals at several other events, including hard court events like Dubai and Doha. Other seeds in this 37th edition of the tournament include Shahar Peer, Tatiana Golovin, Sybille Bammer and Katarina Srebotnik. If you want to watch this tournament get your membership at the banners on this page now, and be there live for the 2009 Bank of the West Classic Live, July 27th through August 2nd.
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Posted: 18th July 2016
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