Devonshire Park set to welcome top Brit Laura Robson

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British No.1 Laura Robson will give home fans something extra to cheer about after being announced as the latest big name to take part in the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

The 19-year-old will take to the Devonshire Park courts for the tournament from June 15-22 as the road to The Championships, Wimbledon really begin to heat up.

Robson will hope to make a splash on the grass with good experience in the past - winning her first ever junior grand slam at Wimbledon as a 14-year-old and making it through to the second round of Eastbourne last year before falling to Ekaterina Makarova.

Confirming her participation at the Aegon International, Laura said: “I’m really excited to be returning to the Aegon International in Eastbourne. It’s fantastic preparation ahead of Wimbledon.”

Robson had a breakthrough season in 2012 cracking the world’s Top 100 for the first time, winning a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, then upsetting former Grand Slam champions Kim Clijsters and Li Na en route to the last 16 of the US Open.

This year she defeated former Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova at the Australian Open, and became British No. 1 for the first time when she broke into the world’s Top 40 – form she will hope to take into the tournament.

Last year saw five of the top ten ranked female players competing at the Aegon International with Tamira Paszek scooping the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title and Andy Roddick winning the men’s tournament.

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