World No. 1 Serena Williams has been confirmed as the top seed at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic tournament in Stanford.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner has failed to secure any major championships this season, losing before the quarter-final stage of all three Grand Slam tournaments placed so far this season. She lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second round at Roland Garros and the third round of the Wimbledon Championships. The American most recently lost to Alize Cornet at SW19 before having to retire in her doubles match with Venus Williams after hitting four consecutive double faults in the third game of the match.
Williams is yet to win a Grand Slam title this season and only has one opportunity left to achieve that this year. She will look to begin her US Open Series with the necessary preparation to increase her chances of success at Flushing Meadows later in August.
Check out the updated entry list below:
OUT 3. Kvitova
OUT 7. Errani
8. Suárez Navarro
20. Lepchenko (#57)
21. WC Azarenka
The 2014 Bank of the West Classic tournament takes place between July 28 – August 3.