The Aegon Classic Birmingham, also known as the Birmingham Open is an international tennis tournament currently on the WTA Tour. It is traditionally played at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and this year's edition will take place between June 13 and June 19.
This will be the 35th edition of the tournament, which has been won in the past by household names like Pamela Shriver, Li Na and Ana Ivanovic. The current holder of the title is Angelique Kerber who defeated Karolina Pliskova last year in three sets. The top seeds at this year's tournament are Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Angelique Kerber of Germany, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki have some potentially tricky ties in the first and second rounds, but should win those to set up a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash. Belinda Bencic should have little problems reaching the quarter finals, where she should play Karolina Pliskova, who will have to overcome Barbara Strycova in a Czech Republic derby. Petra Kvitova should find the gears required to make the quarter finals, while Madison Keys will be required to defeat Timea Babos on her way to the quarter final. The last quarter final should see Angelique Kerber play against Elina Svitolina. Top seed Angieszka Radwanska should be able to eke past Caroline Wozniaki to set up a semifinal game against Belinda Bencic. Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber is my prediction for the second semifinal. Picking between Radwanska and Bencic is a tough call, but I'm siding with the top seed to use her superior play on grass to get to the final.
Petra Kvitova can be inconsistent but she's as good as anyone on this playing surface on her day and I'm predicting a final appearance for her. Petra Kvitova has two Wimbledon titles under her belt, and if she plays to her optimal capacity on this surface, she should go all the way and win her 18th WTA title.
Posted: 9th June 2014
It will be played on the outdoor grass courts of the Edgbaston Priory Club. It will be held from the 9th of June till the 15th June.
This year’s Aegon Classic will be the 33rd edition, which makes it one of the oldest tournaments to be taking place currently. It was previously known as the Birmingham Classic, as it is played in Birmingham in the UK, and was first held back in 1982 and is still going on today. For this tournament the total prize is a whopping $710,000; making it one of the biggest tournaments that happen today. This tournament has seen some of the biggest players in the Tennis world these days. In 2004 and 2005 Maria Sharapova won the tournament consecutively. And even this year we see some of the top quality players come to compete for the prize. She was a runner up in 2010.
All of the players in this tournament are in the top 50, with the highest ranked being Ana Ivanovic at World Number 12th. What is different about this tournament is the fact that instead of a normal 32 Singles rounds; this will have 56 rounds in order to get one winner.
Posted: 10th June 2013
The 2013 edition of the Aegon Classic will be the 32nd time this tournament will be played and it’s a competition to feature on the grass courts. It will be hosted at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, scheduled between 10 and 16 June 2013.
While world number 78 Melanie Oudin will enter the tournament as an unseeded player, she will also be the defending champion and hope to gain some confidence going into the Wimbledon which will be played two weeks later. Unfortunately for her, she could end up playing the top seeded Kirsten Flipkens in her second round, who has a bye from the first round. The top eight seeds in the tournament have a first round bye and it remains to be seen which of them make the extra count for their practice. Ekaterina Makarova is seeded second in the competition while Sorana Cirstea enters the tournament seeded third and as one of those in form.
Also taking part in the tournament this year will be Tamira Paszek, who has been given the fourth seeding in the competition, and will be followed by Sabine Liscki who is fifth, Mona Barthel who is seventh and the eighth seeded Urszula Radwanska.
Posted: 15th June 2011
This week on the WTA Tour, the AEGON Classic will be held at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, Great Britain from the 11th of June to the 17th. This International Level tournament has a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 16 and is worth $220,000. This is a grass tournament, as most of the ATP and WTA Tournaments are this month, in preparation of our third Grand Slam of the year, which happens later this month at Wimbledon in London. The next tournament on the WTA Tour is the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies, and it will happen in Bad Gastein, Australia starting the same day.
The change from clay courts to grass is certainly upon us, with the cries of the Roland Garros tournament still ringing in the ears of the players, they move to the grass courts of Wimbledon. In this tournament, they prepare for that prestigious tournament and vie for the Maud Watson Trophy. Players that will be participating in the tournament include Francesca Schiavone, Roberta Vinci and Jelena Jankovic as well as Sabine Lisicki. Previous winners have included Li Na, Pam Shriver, Billie Jean King and Maria Sharapova.
Posted: 10th June 2011
The WTA Tour will go to Birmingham, Great Britain this week, and then onto Copenhagen, Denmark for the e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open, which is played indoors on hard courts for $220,000. After that, the series will play the s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands starting on June 12th, an International level tournament called the UNICEF Open. Get your membership at the banners on this page and get access to high quality video from your computer or mobile device from anywhere in the world that you happen to be.
The AEGON Classic is this week's tournament in Birmingham, and it follows directly after the end of Roland Garros, where Rafael Nadal and Li Na won the Men's and Women's Singles Titles. This event will start on June 6th, and will run until Sunday, the 12th. It is an outdoors tournament, held on grass to allow these players to prepare for the upcoming major at Wimbledon, and features a singles draw of 56 and a doubles draw of 16. Not only did Li Na win the French Open this year, she also would as the defender in the 2011 AEGON Classic if she were playing.
The top seed for this tournament is Kaia Kanepi from Estonia, and then our second seed is going to be Ana Ivanovic who hails from Serbia. The third and the fourth seed for the AEGON Classic are Shuai Peng from China and Daniela Hantuchova, who comes to us from Czech Republic. Italian player Roberta Vinci is the number five seed and Ekaterina Makarova from Russia is the sixth. You can watch these top players compete in this exciting tennis tournament live in high quality video. All you have to do is click on the banners on this page and sign up.
Posted: 11th June 2010
An outdoors grass tournament is next on the WTA Tour calendar, the first WTA Tournament of June, and is is going to be held in Birmingham, Great Britain. The prize purse is $220,000 for the AEGON Classic, an International Level tournament on the tour, and the Road to Bali heats up as these players get ready for this grass court tournament June 7th through the 13th. Get your membership at the links on this page and watch live right from your computer with access to our member's area, where you can watch all the professional tennis you can handle.
There have been fifteen different winners for the sixteen different events that are needed for these ladies to qualify for the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions, and the AEGON Classic is one of two events needed to quality that are played on grass. However, there are also two Premier level events that are played on grass this month, making grass the surface of every single tournament in the month of June. Last year, Magdalena Rybarikova won her first ever WTA Tour singles title with the AEGON Classic defeating Li Na who was the fourth seed.
Some of the players that will be competing in this year's AEGON Classic indlude Aravane Rezai, Yanina Wickmayer, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Elena Baltacha, Regina Kulikova as well as Japanese player Ayumi Morita and Julie Coin from France, Also competing are India's Sania Mirza and American Jill Craybas. If you want to watch the AEGON Classic on the WTA Tour then get your membership at the banners on this page and watch the tournament in high quality video right from your computer screen.
Posted: 8th May 2009
The AEGON Classic will come to you from Birmingham, England June 8th through the 14th. The women of the WTA will be competing for a whopping $220,000 in prize money, and you won't want to miss this tournament. It's played on outdoor grass, and begins the day after Roland Garros ends. This tournament prepares the women for Wimbledon later this month. You can watch this tournament live by getting your membership at any of the links on this page, and you'll have a full year's access to our network of live feeds and streams from the game.
In 2007, the final match took place between Jelena Jankovic and Maria Sharapova, and in the first set, Sharapova was able to dominate, ending the set 6-4, but then Jankovic came back with some force in the second set and ended up winning 3-6. Jankovic and Sharapova went into a third set for the decider or the WTA Birmingham, and after a total tournament time of one hour and fifty five minutes Jankovic was able to take the lead and the final set ended up 7-5. Jankovic holds the record for the third best grass court win-loss ratios, right behind Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf. Last year, the final was between Kateryna Bondarenko and Yanina Wickmayer, with Bondarenko having a 0 for 6 record in the quarters. Wickmayer had just recently gotten her first top ten earlier in the week , and the final tournament was a grueling two hours and forty eight minutes. The first set was close, with Wickmayer getting the 7th point near the end, the final set score being 7-6. Then Bondarenko came back and won 3-6 in the second set, then won the third with a tiebreaker to take home the title for 2008.
This tournament will take place from June 8th through June 14th and you can watch it live by clicking on the links on this page and getting your membership. You'll have complete access to our entire network of the highest quality streams and feeds available on the internet. You'll be able to watch the event directly from courtside as these women compete for $220,000 and you'll see a hint of what could happen in Wimbledon the end of June. Don't miss the AEGON Classic from Birmingham, England June 8th through the 14th.
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Posted: 13th June 2016
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