Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club will once again open its doors to the annual AEGON International this summer, taking place 16-23 June.
The event provides some of the world’s top male and female tennis players with the opportunity to hone their skills ahead of the Wimbledon Championships and with the 2011 tournament featuring 13 of the world's top 20 female players, including Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka, you can be guaranteed an all-star playing field this year.
It’s the fourth year in a row that a men’s ATP tournament has been incorporated into the week after being solely a WTA event. Russian Dmitri Tursunov made history in 2009 be becoming the winner of the inaugural men’s event, which has since been won by Michael Llodra in 2010 and Andreas Seppi in 2011.
The event continues to grow in stature and the honours board at Devonshire Park is a real who’s who of world tennis over the past four decades. Grass-court legend Martina Navaratilova won the event no less than 11 times during the 1980s and early 90s while Lindsey Davenport, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin have all added their names to the roll of honours in recent times.
On Saturday 16 June the LTA and lead partner AEGON are throwing the doors open to fans to watch the tennis for free, with seats on Centre Court and Court 1 being unreserved. This will be a great opportunity to bring all the family to watch some world-class tennis - simply collect free tickets from the onsite box office on the day.
In addition to this, on Sunday 17 June four Legends of the game will return to the courts – keep checking www.aegoninternational.co.uk for more details and for updates on confirmed players at the event.
To book tickets to the AEGON International call 0844 581 3015 or visit www.aegoninternational.co.uk.