Birmingham Classic - Ana Ivanovic

German World Cup star to appear in Birmingham?

Are we going to see German World Cup star Bastian Schweinsteiger on the sidelines at the Birmingham Classic? Where Eventmasters can provide official tennis hospitality for this brilliant event.

The Bayern Munich hero has been escorting Ana Ivanovic all week during the French Open in Paris.

And next she is one of the highest profile players on display at Edgbaston Priory Club June 13-21, where she will be defending the title she won last year. The Aegon Classic Birmingham will form part of the new British grass-court season, which will give the worlds best players chance to prepare for the Championships, Wimbledon.

The love match has been on since the Serb and the Bayern Munich midfielder officially announced themselves as a couple in February.

Photographed together in Munich, New York and Melbourne … and maybe Birmingham?

Schweinsteiger can regularly be spotted at Ivanovic’s games and recently had the Serbian word duso – ‘sweetheart’ – printed on his boots.

Eyes peeled too, all those rushing to take up VIP corporate hospitality packages, for Louis van Gaal – Schweinsteiger, aged 30, is linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions, and is a possible transfer target for Manchester United.

What better for a spot of discreet negotiating than a quiet corner of the Skyview Suite overlooking the four show courts!

This year’s Aegon Classic features 10 of the top 20 players in the world.

In the strongest player field the event has ever known there are three Grand Slam champions and two former world No.1 players.

Ms Ivanovic is joined by fellow Grand Slam event winners Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova while current world No.2 Simona Halep is making her debut.

They will be joined by the German trio of Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki as well as rising stars of women’s tennis Madison Keys and Garbine Muguruza.

Aegon Classic tournament director, Patrick Hughesman, said: “We are delighted at the strength of the player field and are excited for the action to begin. We are set for a world class week of grass court tennis.

“To have Grand Slam winners, former world No.1 players and the defending champion on show will provide a fantastic spectacle for the fans and hopefully inspire people in the area to play tennis.”

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