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By: Ana Kieu
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will add a new twist in 2019 when it plays host to four men’s tennis legends as the Invesco Series makes a one night stop at the tournament on Saturday, August 3.
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 Jose event is one of the best of the legends season and includes 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang, 10-time ATP tour winner James Blake and 11-time tour singles champion Mark Philippoussis.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to host this legends tour event,” said Vickie Gunnarsson, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Tournament Director. “We are always looking at ways to bring new experiences to the event and having a chance to see the best women’s tennis players in the world along with these tennis legends is something you don’t get to experience that often.”
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic will take place July 29 to August 4, 2019 on the campus of San Jose State University. The player field is once again shaping up to be one of the best of the summer hard court season with two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and 2017 US Open junior champion Amanda Anisimova already committed to play.
Entering its second year in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a week-long WTA tennis event that combines the worlds of tennis and technology together in a celebration of sports and entertainment.
This year the stadium will feature covered seating on the West side of the venue allowing for a more comfortable, shaded viewing experience. These highly sought-after seat locations will go quickly, so get your tickets now.
Featuring a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw, the tournament brings the best female tennis players in the world to the Bay Area. Owned and operated by IMG, the tournament also serves as the opening women’s event of the US Open Series.
Co-founded by the legendary sportswoman, visionary and activist, Billie Jean King, the tournament was first played in 1971. Its list of past champions 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.
Week-long and Finals Weekend ticket packages for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic are on sale now.
Secure your seats today to see the best professional women’s tennis players in the world compete for one of the oldest and most prestigious titles on the WTA tour.
To purchase tickets go to www.MubadalaSVC.com or call 1 (866) 982-8497
ABOUT THE MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first women’s stop of the 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 $876,183.
Mubadala Investment Company actively manages a worldwide portfolio supporting the vision of a globally integrated and diversified economy, through sustainable returns to its shareholder, the government of Abu Dhabi. In March 2018, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) joined the group. Mubadala’s US $225 billion portfolio spans five continents with interests in aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, defense services, pharmaceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings. Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to ethics and world-class standards.
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ABOUT THE US OPEN SERIES
Now in its 16th season, the world’s best players on the WTA and ATP Tour are coming together for the US Open Series. Linking seven summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open, the US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of hard court tennis. Featuring a cohesive schedule, the series centralizes the way tennis is viewed in North America, across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today’s top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow’s emerging stars, as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grass-roots youth tennis clinics and activities.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.
ABOUT SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study–offered through its eight colleges. With more than 33,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San Jose State continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.