Rothesay International Eastbourne 2023: Pegula, Rybakina and Gauff set to star at Devonshire Park
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Seven of the world’s top 10 women’s tennis players and 16 of the top 50 men are included in the entry list announced today for the Rothesay International Eastbourne, taking place at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, 26 June – 1 July.
Defending champion and 2011, 2014 Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova will be back at Eastbourne after her impressive performance defeating Jelena Ostapenko in last year’s final. Speaking a few weeks ago, reigning champion Petra Kvitova said: “I’m really excited to be heading back to the Rothesay International Eastbourne, winning there last year was one of the most special titles of my career. I always really enjoy playing the grass court events in Britain and look forward to returning again this summer.”
Headlining the women’s draw is world No.3 American, Jessica Pegula, who said: “I am looking forward to playing on the grass courts at the LTA’s Rothesay International Eastbourne. The tournament has a strong tradition with many women’s tennis legends on the honour role as former champions, which is incredibly inspiring.”
Reigning Wimbledon Champion Elena Rybakina (world No.4), Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur (world No.7) and 2021 Rothesay International Eastbourne winner Jelena Ostapenko (world No.10) are also set to compete.
In the men’s draw, USA’s Taylor Fritz, the two-time reigning champion and current world No.8, is the top-ranked player confirmed to play. A high-quality field in the men’s draw also includes the second seed Tommy Paul, USA (world No.17), 2021 winner Alex de Minaur of Australia (world No.19) and 2022 runner-up American Maxime Cressey (world No.44).
Britain’s number four, Jack Draper (world No.55) will return to the grass courts of Devonshire Park following an exciting run to the semi-finals last year.
Main draw wild card places will be announced in due course. Qualifying for the event will take place between the 24-25 June with main draw action starting on Monday 26..