Jennifer Capriati, currently ranked No. 6 in the world and one of the top names in women’s tennis, has confirmed she will be playing in this year’s Hastings Direct International Championships at Eastbourne. (June 16-21).
Capriati said: “I am glad to be coming back to Eastbourne, the fans have always been very supportive there. It’s a great tournament, it’s is very well run and I think it is an ideal tune up for Wimbledon.”
Championship organisers are also delighted to announce that Chanda Rubin and Anna Kournikova have confirmed their entry for this year’s WTA Tour event at Devonshire Park in the traditional warm-up to The Championships, Wimbledon.
Capriati, winner of three Grand Slams and a recent finalist at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Florida, will be one of the favourites to capture the prestigious grass court title.
There will also be plenty of interest in the entries of Chanda Rubin, as she defends her 2002 title and Anna Kournikova, a former Wimbledon semi finalist.
Hastings Direct International Joint Championships Director John Feaver said: “We are delighted that Jennifer has committed to playing at Eastbourne this year and her 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.”
“We are confident of announcing several other big names for this year’s championships at Eastbourne, tickets can now be booked on the Championship hotline 01323 412000.”