KERBER, PLISKOVA AND CIBULKOVA JOIN ‘STRONGEST EVER’ LINE-UP AS EIGHT OF THE TOP TEN HEAD TO EDGBASTON

Two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber, World No.3 Karolina Pliskova and World No.5 Dominika Cibulkova have all joined this year’s glittering Aegon Classic Birmingham player field. The 2017 tournament will feature eight of the World’s Top Ten players in the WTA Rankings – the strongest line-up of talent ever seen on the grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club.

Kerber won the Aegon Classic Birmingham title in 2015 before going on to win the 2016 Australian Open and US Opens and becoming runner-up (to Serena Williams) at Wimbledon. She is set to return to the World No.1 ranking on Monday. Pliskova, Cibulkova and fellow Top Ten players Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Great Britain’s Johanna Konta, Agnieszka Radwanska and Elina Svitolina will all compete alongside Kerber in Birmingham.

In a draw packed with world class talent, defending Aegon Classic Birmingham champion Madison Keys, big hitters Kristina Mladenovic, Coco Vandeweghe, 2016 Aegon Classic Birmingham runner-up Barbora Strýcová and this year’s Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni will all be dangerous on Edgbaston’s celebrated grass-courts.

Aegon Classic Birmingham, which runs from 17-25 June this year, is the most prestigious annual women’s sports event in the Midlands region and this year boasts a prize-money purse of $819,940 (USD). Along with the Aegon Open Nottingham and the Aegon International Eastbourne, it is part of a trio of world class women’s tennis events leading into The Championships, Wimbledon.

Aegon Classic Birmingham Tournament Director Patrick Hughesman said: This is going to be a massive year for our tournament because we’re making history with the strongest line-up of Top 10 players we’ve ever had. This is a fantastic showcase for world class sport and another sign that Birmingham can attract the very best talent in international sport.”

Edgbaston Priory Club Members enjoy the following exclusive offers:

Doubles Deal – 4 tickets for the price of 3 – from 19th – 25th June
New for 2017 – £10 Grounds Passes for Members’ Guests
Exclusive Members’ rates for hospitality in the Skyview Suite

Keep to date with news and for details on how to book visit www.edgbastonpriory.com/tournaments/aegon-classic/