Stanford Gallery: Four Standing In Stanford
Serena Williams has now won 26 of her last 27 matches. More from on and off the court, right here.
Published July 14, 2012 12:00
The top seeds met the press at the All-Access Hour, including the freshly-crowned Wimbledon champion.
Meanwhile, others were battling it out in the qualifying and early rounds, including Zheng Saisai.
US college tennis star Nicole Gibbs met the tournament mascot at the player welcome meet and greet.
Urszula Radwanska met fans at the meet and greet. The Polish star would eventually make the quarters.
Dominika Cibulkova, who would also make the quarters, signed autographs and posed for pictures.
Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams also made an appearance and met some local fans.
Heather Watson and Jelena Jankovic posed with the Bank Of The West Classic's tournament mascot.
Currently held at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, the Bank Of The West Classic is in its 42nd year.
No.3 seed Dominika Cibulkova would fall to No.9 seed Sorana Cirstea in three sets in the quarterfinals.
No.9 seed Sorana Cirstea's 67(5) 62 60 win set up a semifinal clash with one of the all-time greats.
Serena Williams beat Nicole Gibbs and Chanelle Scheepers in her first two rounds, 62 61 and 64 60.
Serena Williams will be playing Sorana Cirstea for the first time - both semis are first-time meetings.