May 13, 2009
Anyone for tennis?
Here’s the latest exciting news from the LTA press office…
Tennis stars Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva and Gael
Monfils will be taking part in the AEGON International in Eastbourne
this summer. The players, all ranked in the world’s top 10, will be
heading to Devonshire Park’s grass courts from 13th-20th June (Tickets:
01323 412 000).
The AEGON International will be a combined ATP and WTA event offering
spectators the opportunity to watch world class men and women compete
for the prestigious titles.
Jelena Jankovic, currently ranked fourth in the world, will be competing
in Eastbourne for the second time in her career. The 24 year old will be
hoping to add to the grass court title she won in Birmingham in 2007
when she defeated Maria Sharapova in a thrilling three set final.
Elena Dementieva, with a current world ranking of No. 5, will be hoping
to claim her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title in Eastbourne. The 27
year old from Russia had an impressive 2008 including a gold medal at
the Beijing Olympics, two tour titles and a finish inside the world’s
top five for the first time in her career. Dementieva already has two
tour titles to her name in 2009, winning in both Auckland and Sydney.
Vera Zvonareva, a semi finalist in this year’s Australian Open, will be
returning to Devonshire Park for the fifth time in her career. Now
ranked sixth in the world, the Russian will be hoping to improve on her
best showing which was in 2004 when she reached the semi finals.
Gael Monfils leads the entry list for the men’s event. Ranked tenth in
the world, the 22 year old reached the last four at the French Open in
2008 and will be hoping that the AEGON International will provide the
perfect preparation ahead of The Championships, Wimbledon.
AEGON International Tournament Director, Gavin Fletcher, said: “I am
delighted with the quality of the player field at the AEGON
International. In recent years we have attracted some of the very best
players in the world and this year looks to be no different. The new
combined event will be an exciting week of world class tennis and demand
for tickets is very high. I would urge sports fans to come along to
Devonshire Park to enjoy what will be a memorable week of tennis.”
Tickets for the AEGON International, taking place at Eastbourne’s
Devonshire Park from 13th-20th June, are currently on sale and can be
purchased by calling 01323 412 000 or by visiting the box office at the
Congress Theatre in Eastbourne.