Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka lead the field at the 2019 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.

The first Premier event of the US hard-court swing takes place in San Jose, California from 29 July-4 August 2019.

WTA SAN JOSE LIVE STREAMING

WTA Mubadala SVC tennis is live from San Jose from 29 July-4 August 2019 with play starting around 10am local/6pm BST.

Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

How to watch and bet on WTA San Jose tennis:

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3. Select 'live streaming'

4. Select 'tennis' from the dropdown menu to see all the available streams

5. Enjoy a live stream and in-play betting for Mubadala SVC tennis, live from San Jose from 29 July-4 August 2019

WTA SAN JOSE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

WTA SAN JOSE PLAYERS 2019

The first Premier-level event of the American hard-court season once again brings a strong field of top players to San Jose, California for the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, 29 July-4 August 2019.

Two of the world's top-10 players lead the field, with world no. 7 Elina Svitolina joined by world no. 10 Aryna Sabalenka. Svitolina has had a tough season in the wake of a knee injury which hampered her during the clay-court season, but the reigning WTA Finals champion surged back strongly with a run to the semifinals of Wimbledon and made the semifinals of the tournament now known as the Mubadala SVC on her only previous appearance. Sabalenka will be making her main-draw debut as she looks to recapture the form that sent her shooting up the rankings this time last year.

Svitolina and Sabalenka are joined by Doha champion Elise Mertens, a former Australian Open semifinalist, and by fourth seed Amanda Anisimova, who heads the cohort of American players in the draw. The 17-year-old Anisimova has already won her first WTA Tour title and reached the semifinals of the French Open - will she make another big impact in San Jose?

Anisimova is not the only American name to watch out for. The legendary Venus Williams has taken a wildcard into the Mubadala SVC draw, as has Coco Vandeweghe - a two-time finalist at this tournament, playing her first match since Beijing last October due to a foot injury.

Defending champion Mihaela Buzarnescu, who dazzled with her crafty brand of tennis when she seized the San Jose title last year, is also in the draw alongside the woman she beat in the final, Greece's athletic Maria Sakkari. They are also joined by Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins, former world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka and big-serving Donna Vekic, who has already made two WTA finals in a strong season.

ABOUT WTA SAN JOSE

The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a staple of the WTA calendar and a popular stop for top players looking to start their preparation for the US Open. 

One of 12 Premier-level events on the WTA Tour calendar, the Mubadala SVC occupies a significant late July/early August slot, with the top players returning from their post-Wimbledon breaks refreshed and ready to conquer American hard courts. Over the years, many have chosen to do so at this very tournament, with some of the biggest names in WTA history triumphing there through the past decades.

The longest-running women’s only event on the WTA calendar will remain in the California Bay Area for the near future, with IMG forming an agreement with the San Jose State University to host the WTA Premier event, keeping the tournament in the Bay Arena after a lengthy stint at Stanford University and re-branding as the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic for 2018 and beyond.

The tournament was launched in 1971 in San Francisco but it moved to Oakland in 1979 and later to Stanford in 1997, where it was held until 2017. Along with the Citi Open in Washington D.C., it is the first tournament of the US Open Series as the players attune themselves to the North American conditions ahead of the final Grand Slam of the year. It was elevated from an International event to a Premier tournament in 2009, with global sport and talent management company IMG owning and operating the event.

Played at the Taube Family Tennis Centre at Stanford University between 1997-2017, the tournament is now known as the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, with the first edition of the event taking place at the newly-opened Spartan Tennis Complex, which includes a 15-acre complex featuring six fully illuminated outside courts. San Jose State University has also constructed a custom stadium court adjacent to the Spartan Tennis Complex with temporary seating for 4,000 fans. The overall facility includes a state-of-the-art locker room, player’s lounge and administrative offices.

Since Billie Jean King beat Rosie Casals in the final of the inaugural edition of the tournament which would become the Mubadala SVC, its champions have continued to include some of the absolute best and most iconic players in women's tennis. Martina Navratilova holds the record for most Mubadala SVC titles, having won the tournament five times between 1979 and 1993, followed by Kim Clijsters, who won the title four times between 2001 and 2006. Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King herself have all won a trio of titles in California, as has Serena Williams, who won back-to-back titles in 2011-12 and returned to reclaim the trophy in 2014. The tournament has even seen an all-British final, with Sue Barker beating Virginia Wade in 1977.

In recent years, Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta and Madison Keys have triumphed at the Mubadala SVC, with Mihaela Buzarnescu becoming its first Romanian champion in 2018.

WTA SAN JOSE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

WTA San Jose fast facts

WTA San JoseMubadala Silicon Valley Classic
Dates29 July-4 August 2019
VenueSpartan Tennis Complex
LocationSan Jose State University
SurfaceHard (outdoors)
CategoryWTA Premier
First played1971
Draw size32
Prize money$799,000
Most titlesMartina Navratilova (5)
Reigning singles championMihaela Buzarnescu
Reigning doubles championLatisha Chan/Kveta Peschke

WTA SAN JOSE RANKING POINTS

Here is a breakdown of the ranking points awarded by the WTA for reaching various rounds at a Premier-level event like the Mubadala SVC.

Ranking points on offer at the Connecticut Open

RoundPoints
Champion470
Runner-up305
Semifinal185
Quarterfinal100
R255
R11
Qualifying25
Q318
Q213
Q11

WTA SAN JOSE CHAMPIONS

WTA San Jose Greatest Champions

Here are the players who have won multiple titles at the tournament now known as the Mubadala SVC. Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Players who have won the most titles at the Mubadala SVC

StandingPlayerTitles wonYears
1Martina Navratilova51979-80, 1988, 1991, 1993
2Kim Clijsters42001, 2003, 2005-6
3Billie Jean King31971-2, 1974
-Chris Evert31975-6, 1986
-Lindsay Davenport31998-9, 2004
-Serena Williams32011-12, 2014
7Andrea Jaeger21981-2
-Hana Mandlikova21984-5
-Zina Garrison21987-1989
-Monica Seles21990, 1992
-Martina Hingis21996-7
-Venus Williams22000, 2002

All WTA San Jose Champions

Previous WTA Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic champions

YearChampionRunner-up
1971Billie Jean KingRosemary Casals
1972Billie Jean King (2)Kerry Melville Reid
1973Margaret CourtKerry Melville Reid
1974Billie Jean King (3)Chris Evert
1975Chris EvertBillie Jean King
1976Chris Evert (2)Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1977Sue BarkerVirginia Wade
1978Not heldNot held
1979Martina NavratilovaChris Evert
1980Martina Navratilova (2)Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1981Andrea JaegerVirginia Wade
1982Andrea Jaeger (2)Chris Evert
1983Bettina BungeSylvia Hanika
1984Hana MandilkovaMartina Navratilova
1985Hana Mandilkova (2)Chris Evert
1986Chris Evert (3)Kathy Jordan
1987Zina GarrisonSylvia Hanika
1988Martina Navratilova (3)Larisa Savchenko Neiland
1989Zina Garrison (2)Larisa Savchenko Neiland
1990Monica SelesMartina Navratilova
1991Martina Navratilova (4)Monica Seles
1992Monica Seles (2)Martina Navratilova
1993Martina Navratilova (5)Zina Garrison
1994Arantxa Sanchez-VicarioMartina Navratilova
1995Magdalena MaleevaAi Sugiyama
1996Martina HingisMonica Seles
1997Martina Hingis (2)Conchita Martinez
1998Lindsay DavenportVenus Williams
1999Lindsay Davenport (2)Venus Williams
2000Venus WilliamsLindsay Davenport
2001Kim ClijstersLindsay Davenport
2002Venus Williams (2)Kim Clijsters
2003Kim Clijsters (2)Jennifer Capriati
2004Lindsay Davenport (3)Venus Williams
2005Kim Clijsters (3)Venus Williams
2006Kim Clijsters (4)Patty Schnyder
2007Anna ChakvetadzeSania Mirza
2008Aleksandra WozniackMarion Bartoli
2009Marion BartoliVenus Williams
2010Victoria AzarenkaMaria Sharapova
2011Serena WilliamsMarion Bartoli
2012Serena Williams (2)CoCo Vandeweghe
2013Dominika CibulkovaAgnieszka Radwanska
2014Serena Williams (3)Angelique Kerber
2015Angelique KerberKarolina Pliskova
2016Johanna KontaVenus Williams
2017Madison KeysCoCo Vandeweghe
2018Mihaela BuzarnescuMaria Sakkari

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