Preview: What tennis events are happening in June 2023?
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It's that time of year again - as clay turns to grass, here are the biggest and best tennis tournaments to keep your eyes on this June.
- Rothesay Open Nottingham
- cinch Championships
- Rothesay Classic Birmingham
- Rothesay International Eastbourne
6-11 June: As the clay season ends in Roland Garros, the grass court season gets underway in Surbiton
- Surbiton Trophy (ATP Challenger & W100)
- Roland Garros (Grand Slam)
- Makarska Open 125 (WTA 125)
- Open Internacional Femeni Solgirones (WTA 125)
The moment British tennis fans have been waiting for – the start of the grass court season. Where better to start than at the Surbiton Trophy – one of the highlights of the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour calendars.
This year, Sweden’s Mikael Ymer comes in as the top-ranked men’s player but is closely followed by British rising star Jack Draper. Draper has impressed on the grass in his early career, having claimed three top 40 scalps at his first two appearances at the cinch Championships and having made the semi-finals at the Rothesay International Eastbourne.
The women’s draw is headed up by Italian Open runner-up Anhelina Kalinina and young American star Alycia Parks. Last year’s semi-finalist Jodie Burrage will return to Surbiton ready to mount a challenge for the title on one of her favourite surfaces.
12-18 June: WTA stars head to Nottingham for the Rothesay Open
- Rothesay Open Nottingham (WTA 250 & ATP Challenger)
- BOSS Open (ATP 250)
- Libema Open (ATP 250)
- BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia (WTA 125)
- French Riviera Open (ITF Super Series)
Nine of the WTA top 50 will make their way to the Nottingham Tennis Centre this year to compete for the Elena Baltacha Trophy at the Rothesay Open Nottingham. World No.19 Magda Linette headlines a strong entry list, which also features the 2017 champion Donna Vekic and 2021 runner-up Shuai Zhang.
The men’s draw is also set to throw up an intriguing battle. France’s Constant Lestienne, Portugal’s Nuno Borges and Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesley will come in as the top three seeds, but last year’s quarter-finalist Liam Broady will fancy his chances on home soil.
With Johanna Konta winning the women’s title in 2021 and Dan Evans lifting the trophy in 2022 – could their be a third consecutive British triumph in 2023?
Last season’s BOSS Open saw two-time former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray return to his best on grass – reaching his first singles final on the surface since 2016.
This year, the British challenge looks likely to come from Draper as the only Brit in the draw. He’ll go up against the likes of Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and defending champion, Matteo Berrettini.
French Riviera Open
Following the wheelchair event at Roland Garros, we stay in France for the ITF Super Series event – the French Riviera Open.
The Brits have enjoyed brilliant success in the past – with Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid winning four of the last five singles titles as well as two doubles trophies together in 2020 and 2021. Lucy Shuker is also a former women’s doubles champion (2020), while Andy Lapthorne has finished runner-up twice in the doubles.
19-25 June: The world’s eyes fix on London and Birmingham
- cinch Championships (ATP 500)
- Rothesay Classic Birmingham (WTA 250)
- Ilkley Trophy (ATP Challenger & W100)
- Terra Wortmann Open (ATP 500)
- Bett1Open (WTA 500)
- Veneto Open (WTA 125)
The premier men’s grass court event of the season returns to the Queen’s Club this summer. Two-time defending champion Berrettini comes in hoping to become the first player to win a hat-trick of consecutive titles since Andy Roddick from 2003 to 2005.
For the first time this year, the cinch Championships will welcome the current world No.1 and US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, who will be looking to make his mark on grass.
10 of Britain’s top male tennis and wheelchair tennis players have been announced in the line-up for the cinch Championships this year. British No.1 Cam Norrie and record-holding five-time champion Murray are joined by Evans, Draper, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury, Lloyd Glasspool, Jamie Murray, Hewett and Reid.
One of the most historic events on the calendar – with a roll of honour that includes Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver, Martina Navratilova and Maria Sharapova – this year’s Rothesay Classic Birmingham coincides with the 50-year anniversary of the WTA.
2022 Rothesay Open Nottingham and Rothesay Classic Birmingham champion Beatriz Haddad Maia returns to defend her crown against nine of the WTA top 30. She’ll have to compete with top seed and world No.13 Barbora Krejcikova and former Rothesay International Eastbourne champion, Jelena Ostapenko.
26 June – 1 July: Tennis heads to the South Coast
- Rothesay International Eastbourne (WTA 500 & ATP 250)
- Mallorca Championship (ATP 250)
- Bad Homburg Open (WTA 250)
The only ATP and WTA Tour combined grass court event in the calendar – the Rothesay International Eastbourne is always a fan favourite. The world’s best tennis stars down on the South Coast, what’s not to love.
Last year’s Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur is set to lead the singles draw this year, having played doubles alongside Serena Williams in 2023.
The full entry list and wild cards are set to be announced shortly - don't miss your chance to buy your tickets.