Johanna Konta, Petra Martic, Maria Sakkari the latest to join Simona Halep in Palmero Open field

Johanna Konta in action

British No 1 Johanna Konta will make her tennis return at the Palermo Open along with Petra Martic, Marketa Vondrousova and Maria Sakkari.

Following a five-month hiatus, the 2020 WTA Tour will resume on August 3 on the clay-courts in southern Italy and two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep confirmed her participation last week.

Organisers have now announced the majority of the main draw entrants with world No 14 Konta the second-highest ranked player after Halep (2), while Matric (15), 2019 French Open runner-up Vondrousova (18) and Sakkari (20) are also inside the WTA top 20.

Former Grand Slam winners Svetlana Kuznetsova and Jelena Ostapenko are also on the entry list along with Anett Kontaveit, Elise Mertens and Donna Vekic.

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