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Venus Williams headlines Tuesday's Bank of West tennis

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will highlight the Tuesday night session against qualifier Paula Kania in the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Taube Family Tennis Center will be buzzing as defending champion Dominika Cibulkova takes the court against Garbine Muguruza (not before 1 p.m.), followed by a battle between 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki (not before p.m.).

Following Williams' matchup on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., world No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova makes her 10th Bank of the West Classic appearance against Paula Ormaechea.

Venus' sister, Serena, headlines the Wednesday night session (7 p.m.) in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

Tickets for the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, which runs through Sunday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium, can be purchased online at www.BankOfTheWestClassic.com or by phone at 866-WTA-TIXS (866-982-8497).

The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women's event of the Emirates Airline US Open Series.

Log on to www.BankoftheWestClassic.com for more information.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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