Most of the top ladies will be resting this week in preparation for Eastbourne next week, which is a Premier tourney. But there's a lot to like about Birmingham. Here's the draw.
- Jay-Z is the top seed. Weird. But I guess not considering her breakthrough performance last year at Wimbly. Though, Kaia Kanepi is the #2 seed. That's weird with zero explanation.
- Shazza returns to England. Too much too soon? Maybe she should have taken the week off given her deep run at RG.
- Chevy Nova on grass. This I'd like to see.
- Could we see an all Chinese final? On grass? Mind. Blown.
Birmingham AEGON Classic Order of Play - Monday 6/8
CENTRE COURT 11:00am
Julie DITTY (USA) vs Naomi CAVADAY (GBR)
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) v Stephanie DUBOIS (CAN)
Melanie SOUTH (GBR) v Katie O’BRIEN (GBR)
Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) v Urszula RADWANSKA (POL)
Abigail SPEARS (USA) vs Naomi BROADY (GBR)
Vania KING (USA) v Jarmila GROTH (SVK)
Julie COIN (FRA) v Tamarine TANASUGARN (THA)
Georgie STOOP (GBR)v Elena BALTACHA (GBR)
Michaella KRAJICEK (NED) v Tatiana POUTCHEK (BLR)
Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR) v Yung-Jan CHAN (TPE)
Alexa GLATCH (USA) v Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA)
Petra CETKOVSKA (CZE) v Stephanie FORETZ (FRA)
Carly GULLICKSON (USA) v Raquel KOPS-JONES (USA)
Eleni DANIILIDOU (GRE) v Arantxa PARRA SANTONJA (ESP)
Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) v Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL)
Roberta VINCI (ITA) v Severine BREMOND (FRA)
Anastasia RODIONOVA (RUS) v Rika FUJIWARA (JPN)
Mariana DUQUE MARINO (COL) v Lilia OSTERLOH (USA)
Akgul AMANMURADOVA (UZB) v Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (SVK)