Bank of the West Classic Tennis - Stanford Tickets
Bank of the West Classic Tennis - Stanford Schedule
The Bank of the West Classic, previously known as the Stanford Classic, has been a huge hit in the tennis world since its inaugural event in 1971. Taking place annually in late July or early August, Bank of the West Classic comes right as the North American tennis season really begins to heat up and is an event that tennis fanatics around the world highly anticipate. It is held in the legendary venue of Taube Tennis Stadium on the campus of Stanford University and as such draws big crowds both to the event and on television, potentially serving as a starting ground for tennis stars to become household names. In addition to up and coming tennis superstars, the Bank of the West Classic brings in some of the established superstars of the sport. This is an event not to be missed for any tennis lover.
This year's Bank of the West Classic will be held from Monday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 9th at Taube Tennis Stadium. You can be sure that Taube Tennis Stadium will be filed with celebrities and tennis fanatics eager to see some of the best athletes in the world take the court in a classic venue that is otherwise not typically used for tennis. The excitement surrounding Bank of the West Classic each year is unsurpassed in the world of tennis and the event appeals to even the most casual tennis fan.
Bank of the West Classic Tennis - Stanford History
The Bank of America Classic is the only women-only tennis tournament in the world. As such, it has been home to many of the most classic matches in the sport featuring players like Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and Martina Navratilova battling against one another while at the top of their respective games. The first two tournaments were both won by the legendary Billie Jean King who also won the fourth tournament after missing out on the finals during its third year. In last year's Bank of the West Classic Serena Williams defeated Angelique Kerber 7-6,6-3 in the final and you can be sure that everyone in the tournament this year will be eager to take down Serena in order to prevent her from repeating. Billie Jean King and her doubles partner Rosemary Casals won the first ever doubles tournament at the Bank of the West Classic and Rosemary Cassals repeated the following year with a different partner in Virginia Wade. Last year the Spanish doubles team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Mazarro were the doubles champions. The field is set for the Bank of the West Classic and it will once again feature all of the best players in the sport. Make sure you are in the stands for the 2015 Bank of the West Classic to see which superstars add their names to the history books this year.
Past champions of the Bank of the West Classic read like a who's who of the tennis world as the event annually draws some of the biggest names in all of tennis. Past winners include many of the most historic luminaries of the tennis world including Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and Martina Navratilova among others. Clearly many of the biggest names in tennis take part in the Bank of the West Classic as they are drawn to the action at one of the top tennis facilities in the world and the energy of the numerous fans who make their way to Taube Tennis Stadium each summer. Simply put, if you are looking to see some of the top tennis players on the WTA, the Bank of the West Classic is the place to be.
Bank of the West Classic Tennis - Stanford WTA
In 1972 Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale formed the Association of Tennis Professionals in an effort to look out for the interests of male tennis players all over the world. For nearly twenty five years ATP has organized the professional tennis world tour for men (the women's tour is organized by WTA, the Women's Tennis Association) and stands as the official governing body of the sport. There are several events that are part of the tour and all serve to help decide which player deserves the top ranking in the world. The BNP Paribas brings together some of the top men's tennis players in the world according to the ATP as well as some of the top women according to WTA.
Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most wins at the Bank of the West Classic with five wins in the history of the tournament.
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