Tennis - Robson confirmed for Eastbourne

British No.1 Laura Robson will play in the Aegon International in Eastbourne as well as the Aegon Classic in Edgbaston ahead of Wimbledon.

Tennis - Robson confirmed for Eastbourne

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Laura Robson of Britain

The tournament at Devonshire Park takes place from June 15-22, immediately before SW19 and after the Birmingham event, with entry free for fans on the opening day.

“I’m really excited to be returning to the Aegon International in Eastbourne. It’s fantastic preparation ahead of Wimbledon,” said the teenager.

The 19-year-old climbed into the top 40 after a brilliant 2012 - in which she reached the last 16 of the US Open - and start to 2013.

She beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in January's Australian Open.

Robson won through to the second round of Eastbourne last year before falling to Ekaterina Makarova. The tournament was won by Tamira Paszek while Andy Roddick won the men’s tournament.

There will be fun matchups on day two - Father's Day - with former British No.1 Greg Rusedski facing Mark Philippoussis then those two taking part in a mixed doubles match with former world No.1 Lindsay Davenport and twice Wimbledon doubles champion Rennae Stubbs.

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