Last Updated on July 31, 2022
The Silicon Valley Classic is one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the world, and it is set to return in 2022. The tournament will be known as the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic for sponsorship reasons, and it will take place between 1 and 7 August in San Jose, California. This will be the 50th edition of the tournament, and it will be part of the WTA Premier tournaments of the 2022 WTA Tour.
The Silicon Valley Classic is always one of the most hotly contested tournaments on the tour, and this year is sure to be no different. Some of the biggest names in tennis will be taking part, and they will all be vying for a spot in the final. Whoever wins the tournament will have to overcome some stiff competition to do so. This is sure to be a great event for all tennis fans to enjoy.
WTA 500 San Jose History
The tennis players first came to California in 1971. Until the 1977 season inclusive, the tournament was held in San Francisco; from 1979 to 1996 it was held in Oakland (not to be confused with the city of the same name on the tennis calendar, which is in New Zealand). There have only been two short breaks in the history of the California championships. In 1978, the event did not take place for financial reasons. In 2020, the WTA San Jose, like many other championships, was not spared by the coronavirus pandemic. In the 2020 season, the American series was held in a truncated format. All of the women’s events, with the exception of the Lexington tournament, were held in New York City.
The WTA San Jose is one of the most stable tournaments on the tour in terms of sponsorships:
- In the early days, the Virginia Slims tobacco company was the event’s main partner.
- In 1992, Bank of the West took the tournament under its wing. In 1997, at his initiative the base of the competition changed. They began to be held at Stanford University.
- In 2018, the tournament moved to San Jose, where it found a new sponsor – the investment company Mubadala, which operates in 50 countries (two offices – in the United States). Now the competition is called the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
Where is the San Jose tennis tournament?
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is located on the south campus of San Jose State University, just east of CEFCU Stadium. Access to the venue is across from San Jose State South Parking Garage situated at 1278 S 10th St, San Jose, CA, in between E. Humboldt Street and E. Alma Avenue.
WTA San Jose courts
The San Jose State Spartan Tennis Complex is located on South Campus, near CEFCU Stadium. The facility includes six competition courts with lighting, sound system, spectator seating and viewing areas and a full scoreboard. The Spartan Tennis Complex also includes a seventh court, the Mubadala Stadium Court. The complex hosts the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, a WTA event, over nine days every August. The central court of the stadium can seat 4,000 spectators. With its excellent facilities and locations, the Spartan Tennis Complex is one of the premier tennis venues in the world.
How can I watch Silicon Valley tennis?
There are a number of ways that you can watch the Silicon Valley tennis tournament. The first is through the Tennis Channel, which will be broadcasting live coverage of the event. You can also find highlights and analyses on the WTA Youtube channel. Alternatively, you can follow the action on the tournament’s official website, which will be providing live scoring and updates throughout the event.
Who owns the Silicon Valley Classic?
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a professional tennis tournament owned and operated by IMG. The event, which is the first stop of the US Open Series, features a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. Former champions include Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis. The tournament is held annually in San Jose, California.
Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic Tickets 2022
Single session, weeklong, and weekend tickets for the 2022 tournament in San Jose are on sale now through the tournament’s official website.