All our coverage of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was granted the wildcard to play at the Bank of the West (BOTW) Classic at Stanford after her 15-month ban for doping.
A fantastic run for Nicole Gibbs in the Bank of the West Classic came to an end on Wednesday night, as world-ranked No. 20 Elina Svitolina defeated her in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.
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For Nicole Gibbs, a victory on the courts of Taube Family Tennis Stadium was nothing out of the ordinary. Aided by cheers from her strong fan base, the former Stanford Cardinal defeated No. 30-ranked Caroline Garcia of France by a score of 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic.…
Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao picked a great time to notch her first career WTA win, as the 2014 singles All-American won her first match at the highest level of women’s tennis in a tournament on the Farm. Zhao capped off a tremendous run at the Bank of the West Classic after having advanced through the…
All of Stanford’s current and former student athletes have officially been eliminated from the Bank of the West Classic, as Nicole Gibbs, who chose to leave Stanford early to go pro after winning two straight NCAA singles titles in 2012 and 2013, fell in a back-and-forth marathon match against fourth-seeded and World No. 29 American Jamie Hampton.
Nicole Gibbs is now the only Stanford-affiliated athlete remaining in the Bank of the West Classic tournament after the conclusion of the first rounds of both the singles and doubles brackets after a tough loss (2-6, 6-3, 10-8) by former Cardinal standout Mallory Burdette and partner Sorana Cirstea in their first match of the doubles tournament.