The 2014 edition of the AEGON International has become one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year, and the event from Eastbourne, Great Britain, will feature both the men and women going to battle.
For many of the top players in the world, the AEGON International is the final warm-up event before Wimbledon begins on Monday, June 23. While the tennis world is already focused on the next major, the players are trying to build some momentum on the grass.
With women’s stars like Agnieszka Radwanska and Petra Kvitova in the field and the men’s bracket boasting names like Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon and defending tournament champion Feliciano Lopez, this will be an exciting tournament.
Another noteworthy addition to the field is Victoria Azarenka. The star women’s player suffered a foot injury early in the season and hasn’t played a competitive match since March.
When asked about her injury and accepting a wild-card bid at the AEGON International, Azarenka told SkySports.com about what the tournament means to her:
I've worked hard to rehabilitate my injury and to get fit for my return. I've played at Eastbourne three times and always enjoyed it. The grass courts are world class, which will give me the best possible start to the second half of the season, and the perfect preparation for Wimbledon.
The women’s side of the bracket just got a whole lot more interesting.
Add in a stacked men’s field preparing for one of the biggest tournaments of the year, and there's no doubt fans will be treated to several outstanding battles on both sides of the draw.
Check back here as the tournament progresses for all the updated scores, results and schedule for the entire 2014 AEGON International event.