2009 AEGON International | 17-23 June
Shuai Peng arrives at Eastbourne having suffered a disappointing build-up to the Wimbledon warm-up event.
The Chinese ace made a shock 1st Round exit with a poor performance to fall to world no62 Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden at May’s Brussels Open.
And she simply had no answer at Roland Garros when she was steamrolled past by eventual French Open champion Maria Sharapova.
Shuai offered little resistance in their 3rd Round encounter against the Russian world no1, although attempted to vary her gameplan with a range of different styles – only to be shot down each time.
And Shuai’s confidence will have taken a hit going into the grass court season, although she will no doubt be able to hone her skills by also competing at Doubles.