Tennis - Five Brits named in Aegon Classic draw

Five British women have been named in the main draw for the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Tennis - Five Brits named in Aegon Classic draw

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Heather Watson of Britain (L) and her partner Laura Robson of Britai

Laura Robson and Heather Watson are included by right, with Anne Keothavong, Johanna Konta and Tara Moore given wildcards to the pre-Wimbledon grass-court tournament.

British number three Konta’s recent improvement has seen her win seven ITF titles and move to world number 166. She is currently in action at the AEGON Trophy in Nottingham, and has reached the semi-finals of the ITF event.

Patrick Hughesman, tournament director for the Aegon Classic, said: “The wildcards have provided us with an opportunity for us to support the British players, allowing them to go straight in the main draw, without having to go through qualifying.

“We’ve got a really strong player field this year and we’re looking forward to seeing some great matches taking place during the week.”

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