Set for debut: Sara Errani
Sara Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up, has become the first top 10 WTA star to confirm that she will be competing at this year’s AEGON International.
And the Italian ace, who reached a career-high world no6 following her run to the 2012 US Open semi-finals, will be aiming to impress on her Devonshire Park debut.
The 26-year-old has bagged all the Doubles Grand Slam titles, except Wimbledon, to become the joint world no1 with compatriot Roberta Vinci.
Errani said: “This will be my first time playing at Eastbourne, so I hope I can go as far as possible in the competition maybe add my name to that list of champions.”
Although five of the world’s top 10 played at last year’s AEGON International, it was Austrian outsider Tamira Paszek who surprisingly scooped the title.