Rothesay Open Nottingham 2023: International stars set to compete at Nottingham Tennis Centre this summer
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The entry list for the first WTA event of the 2023 British grass court season has been announced today with nine top 50 players entered for the Rothesay Open Nottingham, taking place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre from 12-18 June.
2017 champion, world No. 24 Donna Vekic of Croatia will once again return to Nottingham having played every tournament since 2016. She said: “It’s great to be back at Nottingham for my seventh straight Rothesay Open. I always enjoy my time in the city, the crowd gives me amazing support, and I won my second career title there, so it is a special tournament for me.”
Poland’s Magda Linette, the current world No.19 who reached the semi-finals at this year’s Australian Open, is the top-ranked player confirmed to play.
China’s Zhang Shuai (world No.29), USA’s Bernarda Pera (world No.32), Italy’s Camila Giorgi (world No.37), Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic (world No. 39), China’s Lin Zhu (world No.42), Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina (world No.47) and USA’s Alycia Parks (world No.49) complete the top 50 line-up.
In the men’s singles draw, France’s Constant Lestienne (world No.69) comes in as the top ranked player alongside a host of international stars, including Portugal’s Nuno Borges (world No.76) and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis (world No.107).
2022 quarter-finalist Liam Broady (world No.140) is set to lead the British challenge at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, joined by Jan Choinski (world No.177), who broke into the top 200 for the first time earlier this year.
Tournament Director, Laura Robson said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming this great field of players to the Rothesay Open this year. Having played the event myself I know it’s a tournament that the players really enjoy, in a great location, with excellent on-site facilities. Tickets are still available for the people of Nottingham to enjoy a great day out and watch world-class tennis so we hope to see you there.”
Entries for the Nottingham ATP Challenger event which takes place in the same week will be confirmed on Tuesday 23 May. Wild cards will also be announced in due course.