State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
Welcome to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona: location for the Tier II, $585,000 State Farm Women's Tennis Classic. With VWTT hosting two tournaments a week, this tournament becomes the first tournament to play host to only the top 16 players on the VWTT Tour.
Meghann Shaughnessy, competing this week, received the highest ranking boost last week with her impressive win last week in Dubai, jumping from #11 to #5 in the world.
With Scottsdale being the final Tier II event before next week's start of the consecutive top Tier I events (Indian Wells and Ericsson Open), all players, except for Jana Novotna, have travelled here in hopes of improving their rankings and obtaining one of the four seeds for next week. Silvia Farina-Elia, seeded 4th this week, has now moved up to #3 in the world, surpassing Amanda Coetzer after a succesful making a successful run last week in Dubai. Meghann Shaughnessy, who defeated Elia in the final last week, also had a major ranking improvement, jumping from #11 to the #5 ranked player in the world. Other top players competing this week are #1 Julia Jans, #2 Iva Majoli and #4 Amanda Coetzer.