Here’s what you need to know as we approach Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Must watch this week Andreescu in Eastbourne. At the Viking International Eastbourne, a WTA500 tournament, a great line-up awaits tennis fans. Featuring no less than five Top 10 players, the tournament will likely produce some of the best pre-Wimbledon clashes, although the points awarded here will not affect the Grand Slam draws.
Other grass-court tournaments before Wimbledon are Eastbourne, Great Britain, and Rosmalen in the Netherlands, both combining mixed events. The other women's warm-up tournament for Wimbledon is Birmingham, also in Great Britain. The men's event which is outside Europe before Wimbledon is the Antalya open in Turkey.
The Tournament of Champions was a prominent professional tennis tournament series between 1957 and 1959. The tournament was held on the grass-courts of Forest Hills, New York, between 1957 and 1959, and an Australian version of the Tournament of Champions was held on grass at White City , Sydney in 1957 and 1959, and at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne in 1958.
Tennis stars return to Mallorca for tournament just before Wimbledon. FROM June 19 to 26, Calvia will host the ATP 250 Mallorca Championship tournament that will take place at the Mallorca Lawn Tennis & Country Club in Santa Ponça.
Together with the other WTA500 in Eastbourne next week, which brings into the mix two more Major champions, Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin, these form the backbone of grass tennis ahead of Wimbledon...
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“I’m excited to switch surfaces. But I don’t think I will play another warm-up tournament on grass (before Wimbledon). Possibly I’ll go home and then be back (in Europe). But not sure about the quarantine,” said the American in an interview in Paris. Normally the gap between the French Open and Wimbledon is about a month. That said, with the postponement of the event in Paris, the gap is now curtailed by one week.