SAN JOSÉ, CA, USA – The official acceptance list for the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic has
been announced, with three Grand Slam champions, two former World No. 1 players, and 15 WTA title holders in the player field, as this year’s event will once again bring the top women’s players in the world to the Bay Area of California.
The event returns for its second year at San José State University and will take place July 29 through August 4, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.MubadalaSVC.com.
Of the 20 players on the acceptance list, 15 have won at least one career WTA singles title, including Grand Slam champions Garbiñe Muguruza, Victoria Azarenka, and Jelena Ostapenko. Six of the women in this year’s player field have already won singles titles in 2019. Overall, the list of players has combined to win 66 career WTA singles titles.
Two notable 2019 titlists are 17‐year‐old American Amanda Anisimova and 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic finalist Maria Sakkari of Greece. Anisimova has had a meteoric rise this season, winning her first career title in Bogotá in April and reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros, which included her quarterfinal win over defending champion Simona Halep.
Sakkari used her finals appearance at the 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic as a stepping stone up the rankings. This year, the Greek star won her first career title at Rabat and reached a career‐high ranking of World No. 29 in May.
Other featured players coming to San José include defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu, who won her first-ever WTA singles title at the event last year, and two players currently ranked in the Top 10: World No.7 Elina Svitolina and World No.10 Aryna Sabalenka.
Additionally, Chinese No.1 Wang Qiang, Belgian star Elise Mertens, and Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins are among the entries. Donna Vekic, who just reached the final at Nottingham, and her fellow Croat, Roland Garros quarterfinalist Petra Martic, are also entered.
The tournament will announce four additional wildcard players in the next few weeks, and the 28‐player singles draw will be rounded out with four qualifiers. The qualifying tournament will take place July 27 and 28. Qualifying is open to the public.
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, now entering its 49th year, is the longest‐running women‐only professional tennis tournament in the world, and is the first women’s stop of the US Open Series. The WTA Premier event features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $876,183.