Venus Williams and Johanna Konta set to headline 2021 Nottingham Open
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and British No 1 Johanna Konta are set to headline this summer’s Nottingham Open line-up, depending on how they fare at the French Open.
The WTA Tour event kicks off the grass-court season from June 5-13 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, returning to the calendar after last year’s cancellation due to coronavirus.
However, due to the pandemic, this summer’s French Open has been put back a week, meaning it will still be in action when the Nottingham tournament is due to take place.
Stellar line up confirmed for Nottingham Open 🤩
Read more 👇
— LTA (@the_LTA) May 12, 2021
If any player is still involved at Roland Garros they will be forced to withdraw from the Nottingham Open.
Williams, who celebrates her 41st birthday this June, is due to be joined by Konta, runner-up in 2017 and 2018, British number two Heather Watson and current world No 11 Belinda Bencic.
Donna Vekic, Elena Rybakina and Alison Riske are among other players on the entry list.
Tournament director Rebecca James said: “The Nottingham Open marks the much-anticipated return of our summer grass court season, and to have such big names on the entry list for the WTA event just adds to that excitement.
“Even though all our events will look different this year, we are delighted to be bringing world class tennis back to Nottingham and are looking forward to starting the 2021 grass-court season with a bang.”
The tournament is expected to operate at 25 per cent capacity for spectators, with free tickets being made available for key workers.
Barbora Krejcikova lifts first grand slam singles title at the French Open
The story of the penultimate day of action at Roland Garros.
5 things about new French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova
Getting to know Roland Garros champion Krejcikova.
Barbora Krejcikova felt Jana Novotna presence on way to French Open glory
Novotna coached Krejcikova prior to her untimely death from cancer four years ago.
‘Hopefully third time lucky,’ says Johanna Konta as she reaches her third final in Nottingham
Konta faces Zhang Shuai in the final.
Barbora Krejcikova completes French Open fairytale by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for maiden Grand Slam
Barbora Krejcikova is your French Open women’s champion.
Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Stefanos Tsitsipas and French Open final after epic semi-final
The Serb handed Nadal just his third defeat at Roland Garros.
ATP Queen’s Club draw: Andy Murray and Dan Evans find out their first-round opponents
Andy Murray has not played since March.
2021 French Open men’s final info, head-to-head, betting and preview: Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
All the info you need ahead of the 2021 French Open men’s final.
Mats Wilander on GOAT debate after Novak Djokovic win: ‘There could be three guys on 20 after Wimbledon’
“We have to start talking about the GOAT,” says Wilander.
Johanna Konta makes progress while Dan Evans fails as grass-court season gathers pace
Johanna Konta’s fine form continues at Viking Open.