Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham: 9th - 16th June 2013
2012 Aegon Classic winner Melanie Oudin
The Aegon Classic is a WTA International tennis event on the women's tour held at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, Great Britain. The 2012 tournament was the 31st anniversary of the event.
Held at EPC since 1982, the tournament is played on grass courts and is a WTA International event seen by some as a sister tournament to the Aegon Championships, on the ATP Tour, which is held at The Queen's Club, London.
The early years at the Edgbaston Priory Club were dominated by the Americans with 13 of the first 15 champions coming from the United States. In more recent years the tournament has been dominated by players from Eastern Europe with winners coming from Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia and Russia with Maria Sharapova being one of the most well known recent champions. In 2012 the champion was Melanie Oudin of America.
The tournament itself also attracts a diverse group of fans along with school groups who provide a great atmosphere around the grounds.
Tickets are usually priced starting at £5 for children (U16) and £10 for adults. There are discounts available for British Tennis Members and for the die-hard fan excellent value weekly passes can also be purchased, or you can come with friends and partners via the doubles deal. Visit the tickets section for further information.
LOCATION - Birmingham, United Kingdom
VENUE - The Edgbaston Priory Club
SURFACE - Grass
CATEGORY - International
PRIZE MONEY - $220,000
Read a blog on Aegon Classic Tournament Referee Denise Parnell who was kept busy due to mixed weather conditions in Birmingham during the week
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