19 - 26 June 2021

Viking International Eastbourne

Devonshire Park

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Viking International Eastbourne 2021: TV Times, Schedule, Location, Players

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Find out all you need to know about the British grass court on the south coast of England.

When is the Viking International Eastbourne 2021?

This year there are two events being held as part of the Viking Open Nottingham – an ATP 250 level tournament and a WTA 500 level tournament.  

Qualifying for the WTA tournament will begin on Saturday 19 June, with the main draw starting on Monday 21 June.

Qualifying for the men’s ATP event will also begin on Saturday 19 June, with the main draw starting on Monday 21 June.

The finals for both tournaments will take place on Saturday 26 June – singles and doubles will feature in each.

Where is the Viking International Eastbourne 2021 being held?

Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club will once again host the long-running event – which was first staged in 1974.

Past champions on the women’s side include Chris Evert, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova (who has won the event 11 times), Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Caroline Wozniacki and Marion Bartoli – among others.

On the men’s side, previous winners include the likes of Andy Roddick, Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic.

Which players are competing in the Viking International Eastbourne 2021?

Five of the world’s top ten players will headline an exciting women’s field.

World No.4 Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus leads the field and will be hoping to recapture the form that took her all the way to the final in 2018.

Joining her will be three Grand Slam champions, 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu from Canada, who sits at No.7 in the rankings, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek from Poland, World No.9, and Jelena Ostapenko - the 2017 French Open winner.

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina at No.6 and defending champion Czech Karolina Pliskova at No.10 make up a strong showing from the top ten.

See the Player List in full for both events here

The excitement doesn’t end there as home fans will have both Heather Watson and Harriet Dart to cheer on.

Teen sensation 17 year-old Coco Gauff who made waves at Wimbledon in 2019 when she defeated Venus Williams en route to the round of 16 as a 15 year-old will also make her debut at the Viking International Eastbourne.

The men’s entry list includes Gael Monfils, Marin Cilic and Brits Cam Norrie, Liam Broady, Jay Clarke and James Ward – among others.

How to watch the Viking International Eastbourne

The Viking International Eastbourne will be available to watch on both the BBC and Prime Video.