Italian star Errani first name on AEGON list

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Top 10 WTA player Sara Errani from Italy will look to continue her singles breakthrough as the first of many big names to enter the Aegon International at Eastbourne.

The 25-year-old will take to the Devonshire Park courts for the tournament, which takes place from June 15-22, as she prepares herself for The Championships, Wimbledon – the only Slam she is yet to win a title.

Last year the Bologna native recorded her best ever results in all four Grand Slams including a runner-up finish at the French Open and a semi-final appearance at the US Open– propelling her to a career-high ranking of No.6 in the world last October.

Errani said, “This will be my first time playing at Eastbourne and I am really looking forward to playing in front of passionate fans at what I’m told is a beautiful venue.

“It is always nice to play in the UK and the courts at Eastbourne are renowned for being world class so I hope I can play really well and try to go as far as possible in the competition.

“It will be a pleasure to play in a competition which has had so many great winners in the past and maybe I can add my name to that list.”