AEGON International day two : Galaxy of tennis stars on display

editorial image
0
Have your say

A galaxy of tennis stars are on show on day two of the Aegon International with four British players, three Grand Slam champions, the WTA top seed and a host of rising stars in action at Devonshire Park.

British No.2 James Ward opens proceedings on Centre Court facing world No.64 Bernard Tomic from Australia.

That match is followed by 2011 French Open champion and tournament No.2 seed Na Li taking on Alize Cornet of France. British No.1 Laura Robson faces Ukranian qualifier Yuliya Beygelzimer in the third match on Centre Court, that clash followed by No.5 seeded Kevin Anderson taking on Julien Benneteau of France.

Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki plays the curtain-raiser on court No.1, facing defending champion Tamira Paszek, and tournament top seed Agnieszka Radwanska rounds off the action on court No.1, facing rising American star Jamie Hampton in the fourth match.

Ground pass holders are set to enjoy a feast of tennis on Court No.2, 2011 Wimbledon champion No.4 seed Petra Kvitova taking on Monica Niculescu of Romania second on court, followed by 2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur against No.8 seed Nadia Petrova.

Court No.3 promises a treat for home town fans, British wild card and local hope Johanna Konta taking on Su-Wei Hsieh first up, followed by fellow wild card and former British No.1 Elena Baltacha who faces Kristyna Pliskova.

A bumper crowd is expected at Devonshire Park this year with gates opening at 10am on Tuesday, play scheduled to start at 11am and tickets available at the Devonshire Park box office.