World No.5 Caroline Wozniacki will join four other former champions at the Aegon International Eastbourne this summer as the stars flock to the seaside venue.
In total, six of the world’s top ten ranked players and 14 of the world’s top 20 will be serving up a treat on the pristine grass courts at Devonshire Park.
Wozniacki, Madison Keys, Ekaterina Makarova, Agnieszka Radwańska and Svetlana Kuznetsova are back looking to get their hands on the trophy once more while two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is looking for her first title.
Danish star Wozniacki first entered the tournament in 2008 and returned 12 months later to lift the title with a 7–6(5), 7–5 win over Virginie Razzano.
The former world No.1 is also a two-time US Open finalist who has not finished outside the world’s top 10 ranked singles players since 2008.
In the week before The Championships, Wimbledon, British No.1 Heather Watson, US Open winner Sam Stosur and former Wimbledon finalists Eugenie Bouchard and Radwańska will also be on display.
The Aegon International Eastbourne, one of the WTA Premier events on the world tour, will take place the week before Wimbledon from 20-27 June 2015 and forms an integral part of the new British grass court season, which in 2015 will see a three week window between Roland Garros and Wimbledon for the very first time.
The extended grass court season will enable some of the world’s very best players extra time to find their feet on grass and make the most of the very best grass courts in the country.
Aegon International Eastbourne Tournament Director Gavin Fletcher said: “We are delighted with this year’s player field for the Aegon International Eastbourne.
Once again some of the best players in the world have chosen to make their final preparations for Wimbledon on the grass courts at Devonshire Park. With only five weeks to go until play begins, we are very excited for the tournament.”
With only five weeks to go until play begins, we are very excited for the tournament.Gavin Fletcher, tournament director
David Macmillan, Chief Marketing Officer at Aegon, said: “We are delighted that Caroline is returning to the Aegon International Eastbourne this summer.
“She has a fantastic track record at Devonshire Park and we can’t wait to see her on court again. Caroline is joined by some more great names from the Women’s game as we look forward to another great tournament in Eastbourne.”
Six of the world’s top 10:
Petra Kvitova (world No. 4)
Caroline Wozniacki (world No. 5)
Eugenie Bouchard (world No. 6)
Ekaterina Makarova (world No. 8)
Andrea Petkovic (world No. 9)
Carla Suárez Navarro (world No. 10)
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/aegon-international-eastbourne/
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