British No 1 Laura Robson confirms entry for Edgbaston's Aegon Classic

Last Updated: 26/04/13 12:06pm

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British No 1 Laura Robson will compete at Birmingham WTA event

British No 1 Laura Robson will compete at Birmingham WTA event

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British No 1 Laura Robson has confirmed she will play at the Aegon Classic tournament at Edgbaston this year.

Robson joins Heather Watson and former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli as confirmed participants.

Robson said: "I always enjoy the grass court season and I am excited to return to the Aegon Classic in Birmingham and to play in front of a home crowd. It's fantastic preparation ahead of Wimbledon."

Lawrence Robertson, Commercial Director for the LTA, said: "It's fantastic news for the tournament that we now have our two top British players confirmed to play at the event.

"Laura has risen through the ranks of tennis this past year and we're all excited to get the chance to watch her back on British soil again."

Former winners of the tournament include Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Li Na.

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