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Best ever line-up assembles for Aegon Classic Birmingham

The Aegon Classic Birmingham has attracted its strongest line-up in its 35-year history, with 15 of the world’s top 30 women’s players set to compete at the Edgbaston Priory Club from Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th June 2016.

As entries for the 32-player WTA Premier Event closed on Monday, Swiss star and World No. 10 Belinda Bencic added her name to the star-studded list of competitors. Bencic will join British No.1 Johanna Konta, Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.

Grand Slam finalists Simona Halep and Lucie Safarova will also be among the star attractions for this integral pre-Wimbledon event, which is also one of the best events on WTA tour.

Main draw entrants for this year’s tournament include:

Angelique Kerber

Simona Halep

Belinda Bencic

Carla Suarez Navarro

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Lucie Safarova

Elina Svitolina

Karolina Pliskova

Johanna Konta

Madison Keys

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Caroline Wozniacki

Shuai Peng

Petkovic, Andrea

Ekaterina Makarova

Tournament Director, Patrick Hughesman, said: “The tournament has gone from strength to strength and this year we have our best ever player field. We are very proud to bring some of the biggest names in women’s sport to the West Midlands to compete in what is likely to be one of the toughest WTA tour events of the whole season.”

While Tara McGregor-Woodhams, Head of Brand and Sponsorship Aegon UK, commented: “We look forward to once again welcoming the stars of the women’s game to the Aegon Classic Birmingham. The Edgbaston Priory Club has some of the best grass courts in the world and 2016 promises to be another memorable year.”

For more information on our range of official hospitality packages for the Aegon Classic Birmingham please follow the link provided: https://www.eventmasters.co.uk/tennis-hospitality/birmingham-classic-hospitality.html or contact Elliot Sheasby – esheasby@eventmasters.co.uk