Two More Top Players Announced For Eastbourne Tennis

Wednesday 11th May 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Johanna Konta Comes To Eastbourne

The top two ranked players in the country are joining a star studded line up in Eastbourne!

British No.1 and Eastbourne player, Johanna Konta, will be joined by Heather Watson at Devonshire Park as the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team duo return to the grass courts of as part of their preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon.

Konta, 24, will take to her home courts once again after last year recording two of the biggest wins of her career on her way to the quarter-final.

Her good run at the tournament preceded a remarkable rise in the rankings in 2015 as she rose to a high of No.21 in the world, the highest ranked British player in 30 years.

Heather WatsonBritish No.2 Watson will be another crowd favourite and is looking to add to her impressive three WTA tour titles. With a career high ranking of No. 39 she will be trying to replicate her 2015 grass court form when she came within one service game of defeating world No.1 Serena Williams in a thrilling three-set encounter at Wimbledon.

Speaking on the announcement, Konta said:, "Playing at Devonshire Park is really special for me and I can’t wait to get back on the courts, just a stone’s throw from my family home.

"Returning to my home town is so much fun and I get such a warm welcome. It’s an amazing player field this year and I'm sure the fans will enjoy loads of world class tennis."

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