Capriati, Kournikova, Rubin Confrim Eastbourne Entry
Capriati, Kournikova confirm Eastbourne entry
2003-04-16 11:48:15 GMT (Reuters)
LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Triple grand slam champion Jennifer Capriati has confirmed that she will warm up for this year's Wimbledon championships at the Eastbourne grasscourt event in June.
The world number six said on Wednesday: "I am glad to be coming back to Eastbourne, the fans have always been very supportive there.
"It's a great tournament... I think it is an ideal tune up for Wimbledon."
Event organisers also announced that defending champion Chanda Rubin and Russia's Anna Kournikova will play at Devonshire Park.
Championship director John Feaver said: "(Capriati's) presence at the event will only add to its already high profile.
"Jennifer's success in rebuilding her career and becoming one of the most successful women players in recent years is one of the most amazing stories in the history of tennis."
The tournament takes place from June 16-21.
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