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Andy Murray celebrates after taking the first set during his second round match of the 2022 Surbiton Trophy Tennis Tournament

Murray, Evans and Venus Williams among early wild cards confirmed for summer grass court events


Just days away from the start of the grass court season, we've confirmed the first star names to receive wild cards.

Starting next Monday with the main draw the Lexus Surbiton Trophy, former two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray will join British No.2 Dan Evans who will be the top seed in very competitive men’s draw and 2022 cinch Championships quarter-finalist, Ryan Peniston

Murray said, “The LTA’s Lexus Surbiton Trophy is a great way for me to start my grass court season. It’s nice to play somewhere that has the feel of a traditional club and I’m hoping to get some good matches and practice in there during the week in front of the British fans.”

The field at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, 4-11 June features at least 15 of the world’s top 100 men, along with some of the best women in the world including Brits Jodie Burrage, Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan and Heather Watson.  Remaining British wild cards on the men’s and women’s side for the Lexus Surbiton Trophy next week will be confirmed tomorrow afternoon after 16:00.

Check out the Lexus Surbiton Trophy entry list

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The following week (12-18 June) at the Rothesay Open Nottingham, Evans headline the men’s ATP challenger event, having won the title there two out of the last three editions. Evans said, “I have some great memories of playing at the LTA’s Nottingham Tennis Centre. The courts there are excellent and it’s a place I feel very much at home competing at.”  There will be further wild cards confirmed for Nottingham next week.

Rothesay Open Nottingham entry list


Two major wild card additions have been confirmed to the player field of the women’s only Rothesay Classic Birmingham (19-25 June), the second longest running women’s-only WTA event in Europe now in its 41st consecutive edition. 23-time major champion (across singles, women’s doubles and mixed), Venus Williams will be making her second appearance at Edgbaston Priory Club (after 2019). 

Former world No.3 Elina Svitolina who won her first title as a mother last week in Strasbourg has been confirmed as the second wild card for the Rothesay Classic. 

The final player line-ups for Birmingham will be confirmed before Friday 16 June.

TV schedule






5 June

Lexus Surbiton Trophy

Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club

BBC Digital & red button

LTA YouTube & website

BBC Digital & red button

LTA YouTube & website 

12 June

Rothesay Open Nottingham

Nottingham Tennis Centre


BBC Digital

Prime Video

BBC Digital

19 June

Rothesay Classic Birmingham

Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham


Prime Video

BBC Digital

19 June

cinch Championships

The Queen’s Club, London

Prime Video



25 June

Rothesay International Eastbourne

Devonshire Park Eastbourne


Prime Video

Prime Video


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