Five Slam Winners Headline Lawn Play at WTA Eastbourne


Posted on June 19, 2006

Five Grand Slam winners headline the Hastings Direct International Championships this week in Eastbourne, England on the lawns the week before Wimbledon in current No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo, former No. 1s Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne, US Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and French Open champ Anastasia Myskina.

Other seeds are Italy's Francesca Schiavone, German Anna-Lena Groenefeld, and Slovak Daniela Hantuchova.

In last year's final the No. 7-seeded Clijsters rolled Russian qualifier Vera Douchevina 7-5, 6-0.

On court Monday in Eastbourne are Sugiyama vs. Srebotnik, Hantuchova vs. Likhovtseva, Dechy vs. Peer, Schiavone vs. O'Brien, and Ruutel vs. Morigami.
Rankings
ATP - Jul 27 WTA - Jul 27
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
8 Milos Raonic8 Lucie Safarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10
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