lunes, 20 de junio de 2016

AEGON INTERNATIONAL EASTBOURNE EASTBOURNE, GREAT BRITAIN JUN 19 - JUN 25 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $711,778

SURFACE: Grass
DIRECTOR: Gavin Fletcher

The story of the Aegon International at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne could not be told without Martina Navratilova. She captured the tournament an astonishing 11 times, the second-most times any player has won a WTA event behind Navratilova's 12 titles in Chicago. She also was victorious in the Eastbourne doubles six times with Pam Shriver. Other all-time greats who took the title here include Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Justine Henin, Monica Seles and Virginia Wade.

Devonshire Park is Eastbourne's oldest park and has hosted lawn tennis since the 1870s. It has been used as a local tennis facility, venue for a number of Davis Cup ties and facility for the AEGON International since the event's inception in 1974.

Situated in the heart of Eastbourne among trees and gardens, the park is only minutes away from the town center and seafront, making it an ideal summer setting for the event. For many players, it serves as the final tune-up for Wimbledon, which gets underway the following week and is about a two-hour drive away.

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