WTA - Sharapova and Stosur commit to Bank of the West Classic in July
Tennis players decide their schedule months in advance and early tournament entries are a good way to promote an event and help with sponsors and fan interest.
The WTA Bank of the West Classic will not take place before July 2013 but the tournament has already announced that 2 top 10 players have confirmed their participation in the event next year.
World no. 2 Maria Sharapova, the reigning French Open champion, and former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, currently ranked no. 9 in the world, are among the early confirmations for the hard court event which serves as a tune up for the US Open grand slam event.
The event takes place July 22-28 at Stanford University’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium .