Crowd favourite Radwanska returns to Devonshire Park

Agnieszka Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska

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Agnieszka Radwanska will return to the grass courts of Devonshire Park for the tenth consecutive year, for this summer’s Aegon International Eastbourne.

The Polish star first graced the seaside courts in 2007 and is a strong performer on grass.

She won the tournament in 2008, finished runner up last year, and also lost out to Serena Williams in a three-set Wimbledon final in 2012. Known for her exciting and entertaining style of tennis, Radwanska is a crowd favourite and has been ranked as high as No.2 in the world.

The tournament is a WTA Premier event and will take place from 18-25 June 2016 and is an integral part of the British grass court season, which features 11 international grass-court tournaments in eight venues across the country.

Radwanska will be joining a high-flying line up at Devonshire Park, including double Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova and reigning tournament champion Belinda Bencic. Sitting in its traditional place in the calendar, the Aegon International Eastbourne will see some of the world’s best players make their final tournament appearances before taking to the courts at SW19 for The Championships, Wimbledon the following week.

Radwanska said, “The grass-court season is a very special time of year for me and I’m delighted to be returning for the Aegon International Eastbourne.

“I have fond memories of lifting the trophy at Devonshire Park in 2008 and I’m excited about coming back again this year. The town and the great support make for a unique atmosphere at the tournament, and I’m sure the players will put on a great show for the fans.”

The Aegon International Eastbourne Tournament Director, Gavin Fletcher said: “We are delighted to welcome a player of Agnieszka’s caliber back to the Aegon International Eastbourne. She will be one of the favourites for the tournament and always brings an exciting energy packed game that the fans just love to watch. We are very excited to get the event started and look forward to some world class tennis during the week.”

Tickets to the Aegon International Eastbourne are now on general sale.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit https://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/aegon-international-eastbourne/aegon-eastbourne-international-tickets/