STANFORD, Calif. (www.BankOfTheWestClassic.com) – Agnieszka Radwanska, the third-ranked tennis player in the world, has officially committed to compete in the 2014 Bank of the West Classic. The addition of the Polish star bolsters an already dominant player field which includes World No. 1 and 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, World No. 13 and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic along with defending Bank of the West Classic champion and World No. 10 Dominika Cibulkova.
Tickets for this year’s event, which will be held July 28 – August 3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University, can be purchased online at www.BankOfTheWestClassic.com or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).
Radwanska, who fell to Cibulkova in last year’s Bank of the West Classic final, will be returning to Stanford for the fifth time in her career as she looks to claim her 14th career WTA title and first-ever Bank of the West Classic trophy.
The 25-year-old had her first Top 5 season in 2012 after winning three WTA titles at Dubai, Miami and Brussels while also reaching her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, pushing her up to a career-high No. 2 ranking before finishing the year at No. 4.
She enjoyed another Top 5 season in 2013 after claiming three more titles at Auckland, Sydney and Seoul, and so far in 2014, Radwanska has reached the semifinals at the Australian Open, the quarterfinals at Miami and finished as the runner-up at Indian Wells.
Individual session tickets for the opening round are on sale now and start as low as $30. If you plan on staying for an entire day of matches, Daily Double packages start at just $48.
The Bank of the West Classic also provides fans with multiple money-saving ticket packages that start as low as $190 for Night Session Packages, $255 for Weekend Packages and $595 for Full Week Packages. Groups of 15 or more can also receive discounts of up to 20%.
The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women's event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
The list of past champions of the event reads like a Who's Who of women's tennis including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
The Bank of the West Classic offers several different seat options with prices to fit everyone's budget so reserve your seats today. Qualifying will be held July 26-27 and is free to the public.
Log on to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com for more information.
ABOUT THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: The Bank of the West Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA Premier event features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $710,000. Held on Stanford University’s campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997, former champions include: Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.
ABOUT BANK OF THE WEST: Founded in 1874, $62.4 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.