Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022: Eight of the world’s top ten women and the British No.1 headline entry list
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A star-studded line-up has been confirmed for the Rothesay International Eastbourne, with eight of the top ten women in the WTA rankings set to play on the Devonshire Park grass courts from June 18-25.
Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko will be back at Eastbourne after her impressive performance beating Anett Kontaveit in last year’s final, with the women’s draw set to feature a host of star names competing in the WTA 500 event.
Reigning French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova will look to adapt her game to the grass courts, with 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in a field that will also include last year’s Wimbledon runner-up and two-time Eastbourne champion Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic.
Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, will be eager to display her grass court prowess once more, while America’s Madison Keys will be back at Eastbourne after her victory in this tournament in 2014.
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World No.2 Krejcikova from the Czech Republic and No.3 ranked Maria Sakkari from Greece will play, along with Paula Badosa (world No.4), Kontaveit (world No.5), 2022 Mutua Madrid Open champion Ons Jabeur (world No.6), America’s Danielle Collins (world No.9) and her compatriot Coco Gauff. In addition, 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will also play in Eastbourne.
Meanwhile, a stellar entry list has also been confirmed for the men’s ATP 250 event at the Rothesay International Eastbourne, with Cam Norrie and Dan Evans set to lead the British challenge in a tournament that will run alongside the WTA 500 tournament.
British No.1 Norrie has enjoyed a sparkling 12 months of success that has included his victory at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event last October before he broke into the top ten of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career last April.
Evans will be back on the grass courts at Eastbourne after a run to the quarter-finals in his last appearance at this event, with the 32-year-old maintaining his position in the top 40 of the ATP rankings for the last two years.
A high-quality field in the men’s draw will also include 2014 US Open champion and a two-time champion at the Queen’s Club champion Marin Cilic, while defending Eastbourne champion Alex de Minaur is set to return along with 2019 winner and 2022 Indian Wells Masters champion Taylor Fritz from America.
World No.12 Jannik Sinner will be in Eastbourne with Argentina’s world no.16 Diego Schwartzman and fans’ favourites Gael Monfils and American Frances Tiafoe will look to entertain the crowds at Devonshire Park.
The Rothesay International Eastbourne will also host an international wheelchair tennis tournament with a high-quality field set to compete in an ITF2 women’s event, part of an expanded calendar of wheelchair tennis tournaments being staged by the LTA in the build-up to Wimbledon.
Fans will be able to watch Britain’s players take on the very best players in the world – six of the world’s top 10 female players have so far entered the event, headlined by world No.1 Diede De Groot of the Netherlands and world No.2 Yui Kamiji of Japan.
Gavin Fletcher, LTA Rothesay International Eastbourne Tournament Director, said: “We are looking forward to a great week of tennis at the LTA’s Rothesay International Eastbourne.
"So many of the world’s top female players will be playing, including our defending champion Jelena Ostapenko. The entry list for the men’s ATP event is also very strong, with the British duo of Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans certain to get big support from the home crowd. It will be great to have capacity crowds back after two years away and they are in for some fantastic tennis.”