Uncertainty as Tennis’ oldest women only tournament must find a new home!

The Bank of the West Classic in Stanford has been one of the highlights on the WTA tour for 46 years. The tournament in Stanford always brings in crowds and the best players on the tour at the only women’s only tournament on the calendar.

Previous winners in the tournaments history include Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Serena, Venus, Martina Hingis, Lindsay, Azarenka, Kim Clijsters and many more top players.

Now the pressure is on for the USTA to find a new home for the tournament which they hope to keep close by to Stanford.

A statement was sent out on social media which says;

“After 21 years of partnering with Stanford University, IMG has been notified by the University that it’s policy of hosting corporate sponsored events on campus has changed and Stanford will no longer be able to host a WTA event at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

IMG’s highest priority is to keep the event in the Bay Area and we are working on a plan to do so.”

Stanford

Image Credit – WTA

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