Aegon Open Nottingham
Nottingham, England; Surface: Grass
Seeds: David Ferrer, Gilles Simon, Feliciano Lopez, Leonardo Mayer, Pablo Cuevas, Viktor Troicki, Dominic Thiem, Adrian Mannarino, Juan Monaco, Martin Klizan, Pablo Andujar, Sam Querrey, Thomaz Bellucci, Joao Sousa, Andreas Seppi, Jiri Vesely
Floaters: Marcos Baghdatis
Notes: Tough draws go to (1) Ferrer after a bye potentially vs. Baghdatis…Wildcards went to Brits Kyle Edmund and James Ward, American Taylor Harry Fritz, and German Alexander Zverev…The slew of players pulling from the event were Benjamin Becker, Julien Benneteau, Jeremy Chardy, David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios (to play video games), Gilles Muller, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Mikhail Youzhny…Returns to a tour-level event after four years a Challenger event and two years not being held.
Aegon International Eastbourne
Eastbourne, Great Britain; Surface: grass
Seeds: Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Lucie Safarova, Ekaterina Makarova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Karolina Pliskova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Andrea Petkovic, Elina Svitolina, Madison Keys, Sara Errani, Garbine Muguruza, Flavia Pennetta, Samantha Stosur
Floaters: Camila Giorgi, Sloane Stephens, Tsvetana Pironkova, Alison Riske, Alize Cornet, Coco Vandeweghe, Svetlana Kuznetsova
Notes: Early testers include (1) Kvitova vs. Giorgi, (5) Suarez Navarro vs. Stephens, (16) Stosur vs. the grasscourt specialist Pironkova, (7) Bouchard losing to the Riske/Cornet winner, (6) Kerber vs. Vandeweghe, and (15) Pennetta vs. the former No. 2 Kuznetsova…Wildcards went to Brits Naomi Broady, Harriet Dart and Johanna Konta…Timea Bacsinszky pulled from the event…Martina Hingis is the top seed in doubles with Indian princess Sania Mirza…Keys beat Kerber in the 2014 three-set final…Former champs retuning to the field are Keys (2014), Makarova (2010), Wozniaki (2009), Radwanska (2008), and Kuznetsova (2004).
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