The top ladies will be in Eastbourne in a field led by Caro, Fran, Sam, and A-Rad. Seriously, how is A-Rad still ranked so high? My intellectual grasp of her ranking is like her grasp of the nuances of sports marketing. Kim also makes her return at Eastbourne. The men's field is topped by Nico and Feli and we'll see the return of Gilles, who was granted a wildcard. And to the extent anyone still thinks this is relevant information, James Blake also returns.
Over at the "Wait, Is This For Charity?" tournament, Justine and Dinara "lead" a field that, while maybe not populated with highly ranked players, contains many C Note faves: Baby E, Baby Baby E, MaKiri, and Petkorazzi. And Dominika Cibulkova.
JUST KIDDING! I mean, she's in the field. I was just kidding about liking her. Because I don't. I DON'T.
As for the guys, well, Lubey is the top seed. So you do the math.
The way the draws worked out there are going to be some great matchups in each of these tourneys starting immediately. Robbie/Domi, Ana/Sofia, Apricot/Blah, Gilles/Evgeny, Janko/Jeremy. Ok, I was kidding about that last one. That match is going to be horrible on everything but the eyes.