Both Williams sisters and a slew of former No. 1s make San Jose a formidable field next week.
Garbine Muguruza, the top seed, starts against a former No. 1.
Here’s a look at the field:
MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC
SAN JOSE, Calif., USA; Surface: Hard
Seeds: Garbine Muguruza, Madison Keys, Venus Williams, Elise Mertens, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Serena Williams, Zhang Shuai, Timea Babos
Floaters: Victoria Azarenka, Kristina Mladenovic, Johanna Konta
The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…
Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…
Wildcards were awarded to Muguruza and Americans Ashley Kratzer, Claire Liu and Venus Williams…
Withdrawing from the tournament were Catherine Bellis, Polona Hercog, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Maria Sharapova and CoCo Vandeweghe…
Keys beat Vandeweghe in last year’s final…
Former champs in the field are Keys (2017), Konta (2016), S.Williams (2014,’12-11), and Azarenka (2010).
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