The former champion is coming to California again! 2010 tournament champion and former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka has committed to playing the 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, strengthening an already stacked lineup that now includes three Grand Slam singles champions and former World No. 1 ranked players.

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“I have played this event several times and have always had an enjoyable experience,” said Azarenka. “The tennis fans in California are always supportive, and the player field will be quite challenging. I am also excited to see what the new venue will be like in San Jose.”

Azarenka joins 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, 5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, defending champion and 2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys, and last year’s singles finalist CoCo Vandeweghe as early tournament entries. The tournament’s full player field will be announced on June 19.

Formerly known as the Bank of the West Classic in Palo Alto, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is a weeklong WTA Premier event to be held at a new venue at San José State University.