Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022: Preview, live stream, schedule, draw
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Tennis by the sea – the grass court season is heading to Eastbourne for the final event before Wimbledon.
Set in Devonshire Park, the Rothesay Eastbourne International is one of the highlights of the tennis season and as a WTA 500 and ATP 250 event, you know that the best of the best are coming to play.
From Serena Williams to Cam Norrie – here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event.
When is the Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022?
Qualifiers for the Rothesay International Eastbourne will take place on from Saturday 18 June to Sunday 19 June.
The main draw for this year’s event will take place from Monday 20 June to Saturday 25 June.
Which British players will be competing in the Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022?
In the ATP draw, British No.1 and world No.11 Cam Norrie is one to look out for. After a disappointing loss to former champion Grigor Dimitrov at the cinch Championships, Norrie will be hungry to bounce back and pick up some good results. A runner-up at Queen’s last year, Norrie certainly knows his way around the grass court and will come in as one of the standout contenders.
Fresh off his second title at the Rothesay Open Nottingham, Dan Evans will be in the hunt for more silverware down in the coast. A brilliant grass court player, Evans is now the only player to claim three Challenger titles on the surface for 20 years and will be hoping to go one step further in winning his second career Tour trophy on home soil.
Wild cards and qualifiers are set to be announced, with more Brits scheduled to join a star-studded line-up.
Who else is playing at the Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022?
The WTA draw this year is stacked – eight of the top 10 (nine including Sofia Kenin’s protected ranking) will head to Eastbourne this week.
However, all eyes will be on Serena Williams this week, after the 23-time Grand Slam champion announced that she will play in Eastbourne in preparation for her return to Wimbledon in just a few weeks time.
World No.3 and 2021 Indian Wells champion, Paula Badosa, comes in as the top ranked player in the WTA field and will go in search of her first title on grass. Meanwhile 2021 Birmingham champion Ons Jabeur returns to the grass for the first time this year and will also partner Williams in the doubles.
On the men’s side, keep an eye out for two former Eastbourne champions in Taylor Fritz (world No.14) and Alex de Minaur (world No.21) as two of the players to watch next week. Other top seeds to look out for are Italy’s Jannik Sinner (world No.12) and Diego Schwartzman (world No.16).
Who are the Rothesay International Eastbourne reigning champions?
- Women’s singles – Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
- Men’s singles – Alex de Minaur (AUS)
- Women’s doubles – Shuko Aoyama (JPN) & Ena Shibahara (JPN)
- Men’s doubles – Nikola Mektic (CRO) & Mate Pavic (CRO)
When is the draw for the Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022 taking place?
The full draw will be available on Saturday 18 June.
How to watch and live stream the Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022
You can watch the Rothesay International Eastbourne live across the BBC and on Amazon Prime Sport.