The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic moved from Stanford to San Jose in 2018, but that hasn't lessened the power of the star-stacked WTA Premier.
The sole women's only event in the US Open Series got upgraded to the Premier level in 2009, and is currently held at San Jose State University. It was founded back in 1971, and spent some years in San Fransisco before being a staple on Stanford's campus for 20 years.
The tournament features top seed Elina Svitolina, who just made the semifinals of Wimbledon, as well as No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka and No. 3-seeded Elise Mertens.
Teenage American Amanda Anisimova is the No. 4 seed, and is joined in the draw by compatriots Madison Brengle, Danielle Collins, Kristie Ahn, Venus Williams, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and CoCo Vandeweghe.
Victoria Azarenka joins Venus as one of two former Grand Slam champions playing this year.
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The Belarusian won the tournament in 2010, and other past champions include Serena Williams, Madison Keys and Angelique Kerber. Defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu is unseeded this week.
All of the action begins Monday, with the top four seeds receiving byes.
- Level: WTA Premier Event
- Prize Money: $876, 183
- Dates: July 29 - August 4
- Site: San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
- Singles main draw: 28-player draw with four players coming from qualifying
- Doubles main draw: 14-team draw