Posted on 6/10/2002 at 11:40 AM
10 June 2002
WTA EASTBOURNE 2002
KOURNIKOVA, DOKIC AND PIERCE PREPARE FOR WIMBLEDON, LIVE ON BRITISH
With Wimbledon fast approaching, the stars of the tennis world flock to
Eastbourne on 17th June to compete in the Britannic Asset Management
International Championships. The event will be brought to viewers
exclusively live on British Eurosport.
Despite the withdrawal of defending champion Lindsay Davenport due to a
long-term injury, the south coast will be playing host to a number of top
female players looking to get in some valuable grass court practice ahead of
Tournament organisers have announced confirmed entries from 'Glamour Girl',
Anna Kournikova, former French and US Open Champion Mary Pierce, and 2000
Wimbledon semi-finalist Jelena Dokic. In Davenport's absence, Dokic should
be the favourite but grass is not her favoured surface.
There are plenty of other top names to look out for: Sandrine Testud seems
to like grass and Silvia Farina Elia certainly has the shots to excel on
this surface. Meanwhile young Daniela Hantuchova will be looking to
rediscover her early season form, and will be hoping her British coach,
Nigel Sears, can spur her to perform well on Eastbourne's famous lawns.
British Eurosport's Eastbourne schedule
Thursday June 20th: 13.30 to 17:00
Friday June 21st: 13.30 to 15.45; 17.00 to 18.00
Saturday June 22nd: 20.00 to 21.00
All of the results, features, and player interviews will also be on
British Eurosport is the most widely available sports channel in the UK
broadcasting world class sport with a British perspective via Sky Digital,
NTL, Telewest Broadband, Eurobell and Kingston Communications to over 10m UK
homes. British Eurosport is 100% owned by TF1. Premium TV invests in
British Eurosport by way of a contractual joint venture. Premium TV is
backed by NTL.