A WTA International Series event, the Aegon Classic Birmingham, is the year’s first opportunity to see the top tennis players from the women’s game on grass. Held at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham and now in its 37th year, this family friendly occasion is considered one of the top events of the tennis calendar.
Featuring a strong international field, the event is an important fixture on the women’s tour. Over the last 37 years, it has seen many great champions, including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and the first-ever Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title, Na Li, the 2010 champion.
Last year’s champion was Madison Keys who, at just twenty-one years old, lifted the Aegon Classic Birmingham title after overcoming Barbora Strycova. She will return this year to defend her title and will also be joined by British No.1, Johanna Konta, to the delight of the home crowd.
Edgbaston Priory Club is world-class tennis venue and underwent a complete redevelopment in 2013 which saw the opening of the Anne Jones centre-court.