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 … Continue reading Uncertainty as Tennis’ oldest women only tournament must find a new home!
Since the turn of the century a number of players have been victorious in Stanford including Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber and many more players and the latest player to add their name to the honours list is Johanna Konta who continues to improve once again as the season goes on. After her meteoric rise up the rankings and her incredible run at Grand Slams the next challenge was to win her first WTA title and well she has now achieved that and is so close to potentially breaking the top 10 which a year … Continue reading Konta continues to climb rankings following first WTA title in Stanford
Venus Williams has been coming to Stanford since 1998. The American has been one of the stories of the year and her run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon shows she still has soo much more to give on the tour. It’s been a while since Venus last won the title in Stanford with her last victory being back in 2002 against Kim Clijsters in what was a great month for Venus winning the titles in San Diego and New Haven before falling to younger sister Serena in the city that never sleeps. Venus turned 36 a month ago and I … Continue reading Venus Williams aiming for her 50th singles title in Stanford