SLIDESHOW: AEGON International Tennis 2011

A record AEGON International crowd watched some of the biggest names in tennis fight it out at Devonshire Park this week.

On Tuesday more than 5,500 fans saw, former world number one Ana Ivanovic (SRB) defeated rising WTA Tour star Julia Gorges (GER) 6-4 6-3, while defending champion Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) had a tough opener against qualifier Mirjana Lucic (CRO) winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

Superstar Serena Williams then took centre stage at Devonshire Park as she competed in her first tournament since winning Wimbledon in 2010.

Also in action this week was former Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt, and British number-one Elena Baltacha.

• Get the Eastbourne Herald for full covereage of the tournament, out every Friday. Plus, watch out for the latest news bulletins in the sports section of this website.