2013 AEGON International
- Tournament News
Court 2: (3)Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 64 64
Court 2: (4)Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 64 61
Court 2: (WC)Sam Stosur (AUS) d. (8)Nadia Petrova (RUS) 62 63
Court 4: Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 64 76(3)
Court 4: Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (Q)Olga Puchkova (RUS) 63 60
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R1: Elena Vesnina (RUS) defeated (7)Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 26 64 63
R1: Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 62
R1: Heather Watson (GBR) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 64
R1: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Christina McHale (USA) 63 64
R1: (6)Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 76(5) 61
<< DRAW: Paszek’s 1st Round face-off against Wozniacki | Defending champion Tamira Paszek has a daunting opening clash against ex-world no1 Caroline Wozniacki, aiming to repeat her 2012 Wimbledon win over the Dane
- Pre-tournament News
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<< Home Run For British pair | Johanna Konta and Elena Baltacha, both Brits who were born overseas, have been granted the last wildcards to compete in the main draw
<< Errani Out, Stosur Up | Sara Errani’s withdrawal through injury pushes grass court expert Stosur into the provisional last place for seeded players
<< Pressure Mounts on Paszek | Unseeded Tamira Paszek returns to defend her title but has stuttered all season due to a combination of illness and injury
<< Watson’s In A Brit Of Bother | Heather Watson’s slips up at Birmingham include a rare public loss of temper and a 2nd Round defeat for the Guernsey girl
<< Stosur Ready To Bounce Back | Sam Stosur’s aggressive style of play is suited for grass, and the Australia is mentally prepared to regain her confidence on the circuit
<< Stephens Skips Wimbledon Warm-Up | America’s rising star Sloane Stephens and Kazakhstani’s Yaroslava Shvedova have withdrawn from competing this year
<< Stosur Plans Eastbourne Return | Sam Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, is granted a wildcard for Devonshire Park after rethinking her plans of only training before Wimbledon
<< Aussie’s Potent Weapon | Australian Sam Stosur’s trademark kick serve will cause problems for opponents, especially as the wildcard won’t be seeded
<< Radwanska Is Leading Lady | Former Eastbourne champion Agnieszka Radwanska is the top seed for 2013
<< Opportunity Knocks For Wilting Wozniacki | Caroline Wozniacki returns to grass, her favourite surface, in urgent need of lifting her game to pre-romance standards.
<< Robson’s New Coach Journey | Laura Robson hires Andy Murray’s former coach, initially for the grass court season following a dire season with seven 1st Round exits on Tour.
<< Six Pack Tune Up For Wimbledon | Li Na, the world no6, has been granted a wildcard entry – as exclusively revealed by EastbourneTennis.com – and will be one of six WTA Tour top 10 players in the Ladies draw.
<< Ready To Serve Revenge | Ana Ivanovic will be aiming to get revenge for her French Open exit over former Eastbourne champion Agniezka Radwanska if they meet in the 2013 AEGON International.
<< Wozniacki Set For Early Arrival | Caroline Wozniacki said: “I’ll most likely go to Eastbourne a bit earlier to get some longer practice on grass. I really like it there and it’s one of my favourite tournaments atmosphere wise.”
<< Li Likely For Wildcard Entry | Li Na, twice a Wimbledon quarter-finalist and 2011 French Open champion, hasn’t entered the grass court event in Birmingham but will ask for a Devonshire Park wildcard.
<< Bartoli Brings In Drouet | Marion Bartoli opts for French compatriot Thomas Drouet, at the centre of an alleged assault by Bernard Tomic’s father, as her new practice partner.
<< The Turn Of Keys | Big-serving American teenager Madison Keys is ready for a shot at making a name for herself on grass after leaving the French Open courts in tears following defeat.
<< Robson’s Back Blow | Laura Robson rests her back and may be cautious about playing in back-to-back events at Birmingham and Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon.
<< Elementary Dear Watson | Heather Watson, the British no2, returned from a two-month layoff from the WTA Tour due to glandular fever but vows to “get fit for the grass court season”.
<< Baltacha Set To Bounce Back | Elena Baltacha, who missed eight months following ankle surgery, will warm-up for Eastbourne by playing second tier grass court tournaments..
<< Konta Keen For Grass Act | Johanna Konta relishes the opportunity to play in her ‘home’ tournament at Eastbourne.
<< Paszek Pleased To Return | Eastbourne champion Tamira Paszek said: “It would be the most amazing thing if I could win it for the second time!”
<< Great Brit Is Back | Laura Robson claimed: “I’m excited to be returning to Eastbourne, it’s fantastic preparation ahead of Wimbledon”
<< Eagerness Of Errani | Sara Errani said: “This will be my first time playing at Eastbourne, so I hope I can maybe add my name to that list of champions.”
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