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Eastbourne International

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Editions  42 (2016)
Surface  Grass / Outdoors
Event name  Aegon International Eastbourne
Founded  1974; 43 years ago (1974)
Location  Eastbourne United Kingdom
Venue  Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

The Eastbourne International is a tennis tournament on the Women's Tennis Association Tour and the ATP World Tour held at the Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom. Held since 1974, it is classified as a WTA Premier tournament on the WTA Tour. Also, it was an ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP World Tour from 2009 to 2014. The tournament is played on outdoor grass courts, and is generally considered a "warm-up" for the Wimbledon Grand Slam event, which begins the following week. As from 2015 the annual tournament will return to a Ladies only event, with the Men's competition returning to Nottingham. It is currently sponsored by AEGON. The 2015 tournament took place from 22 to 27 June. In April 2016, it was announced that men's tennis would return to Eastbourne for the 2017 season with the ATP World Tour 250 series event being reinstated.

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Combination

During 2007, lack of sponsorship for the Eastbourne tournament led the Lawn Tennis Association to consider moving the tournament to London. However, as part of a general reorganisation of United Kingdom professional tennis tournaments, it was instead decided to merge the event with the Nottingham Open, traditionally held during the same week. From 2009, therefore, the Eastbourne courts have hosted a combined women's and men's event until 2014. In 2015 and 2016 it was an only Ladies event (with the men's competition returning to Nottingham). In 2017, the Eastbourne tournament will return to being a combined event.

Past winners

Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most singles titles with 11.

References

Eastbourne International Wikipedia


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