Bank of the West Classic Tickets
The Bank of the West Classic is a WTA sponsored tennis tournament that has been held annually in Palo Alto, California since 1971. The week long tournament is currently the oldest women’s only tournament in the world, making it a favorite for some of the game’s greatest female players. Played on outdoor hard courts, the matches for this tournament bring female contenders to the campus of Stanford University to compete in several days of tournament play.
The Bank of the West Classic is traditionally held at the end of the July and serves as the first women’s tournament in the annual US Open Series, this makes it a popular tournament for fans to come and witness. Through its history, some of the biggest names in the sport have won the tournament, including Lindsay Davenport and both Venus and Serena Williams. However, the title for the most single wins in the tournament is still held by legendary tennis champion Martina Navratilova. Due to the high stakes of this particular tournament big name players such as these tend to come out and participate in the California challenge.
The tournament features a 2 player singles draw and a 16 team doubles draw, and winners are given their share of the $700,000 worth of prize money given during the event. While the prize money is a draw for the players, many fans gather to this event to see their favorite women tennis players showcased in one of the few tournaments exclusively for women. Not only does the event features some of the best women tennis players, but it also has a series of exhibition matches every year, that typically feature some of the most legendary male players in the game as well. These matches, paired with the events nightly wine features not only make the Bank of the West Classic a great place to watch some of the greatest tennis ever played, but a great place for tennis fans to gather and appreciate the sport.
With nightly events, competitive rounds of play and some of the top female athletes in the world all at one California location, there is no better place for women’s tennis fans to go than the Bank of the West Classic tournament.