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.
Novak Djokovic news: Boris Becker on his relationship with the Serb and why his Dad went too far
Becker was one of Novak Djokovic’s big tennis heroes and he was his coach during some of his greatest triumphs.
Andy Murray news: Big win for the Scot as he prepares for Australian Open
Andy Murray pulled off one of his biggest wins of the last 12 months, as he sealed hard-fought victory against Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Coco Gauff vows to work hard in 2022, lauds Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez
Coco Gauff has vowed to work hard for the new season as she set herself a clear goal aimed at reaching higher standards of her
Novak Djokovic news: Tim Henman’s verdict on the scandal as new rumours emerge
Tim Henman believes Novak Djokovic will face…
WTA backs Czech tour veteran Renata Voracova over visa saga
The Women’s Tennis Association has thrown its support behind Czech tennis player Renata Voracova.
Israeli journeyman Dudi Sela set to retire at the end of 2022 season
Former World No. 29 Dudi Sela has announced his plans to retire after the 2022 season.
Novak Djokovic news: Outcry and he admits attending event after positive Covid test
The Serbian world number one called it an ‘error of judgement’.
Novak Djokovic news: Serbian PM sends warning he could be sanctioned after rule breaks
Serbian government launched an investigation against Novak Djokovic.
Emma Raducanu news – Mats Wilander exclusive on what comes next for US Open champion
Mats Wilander has given Tennis365 his view on what realistic targets can be set for the teenager this year.
Novak Djokovic news: Australian Open hopes in fresh doubt over reported false travel claim
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still considering whether to cancel the Serbian’s visa.