The order of play is available for Monday, July 31st at the 2017 Bank of the West Classic in California (Wta Stanford). The low-tiered event has a nice cast of WTA players this week, including Maria Sharapova. The Russian is scheduled for action in Monday's evening session as she will face Jennifer Brady. Start times for tennis matches are often subject to change. However, those looking to follow Sharapova's match with Brady, an American player, should note that it will not start before 7 pm PT (10 pm ET).

Other Americans in action

Despite the fact that Stanford has attracted a beautiful field of players this year, one that includes Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova, the first day of action is thin for big names when one looks passed Sharapova. However, some American players will be contesting main-draw first-round matches. Nicole Gibbs, for example, will follow the Sharapova/Brady match as she will face fellow American, Claire Liu.

Liu made a name for herself earlier this month for those that keep an eye on future stars. The American won the 2017 Wimbledon junior title, and that will have some tipping the 17-year old for the top of American tennis. Other junior Wimbledon champs this decade include Kristyna Pliskova, Ashleigh Barty, Eugenie Bouchard, Belinda Bencic, and Jelena Ostapenko, all players that have now made it on tour.

Gibbs is still trying to build off of some early-season success, having made the third round of the Australian Open very early in 2017. Two other American players that will be on Court Stadium on Monday include Danielle Lao and Kayla Day.

Coco Vandeweghe will play in doubles action

When doubles are included, Australian Open semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe is also on the order of play. The American was a tough out at the recently completed Wimbledon tournament, an event where she made the quarterfinals.

She will partner with fellow American Abigail Spears on Monday. The two players will compete against Asia Muhammad and Eva Hrdinova on Court 6 with a start time that looks as though it will be in the early afternoon (i.e., it follows a match that will start at 11 am).

The Stanford tournament will run from Monday until the women's singles final on Sunday. Victoria Azarenka was in the draw. However, she's a late scratch due to illness.

Look for Garbine Muguruza, Keys, and Kvitova to make their debuts this year later this week (likely Wednesday or Thursday). For players that get a first-round bye, this tournament is only a four-round event.

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