Birmingham Gallery I
The stars of the WTA are out in full force at the first grass court tournament of the year...
Published June 09, 2011 12:00
Heather Watson was all smiles as she warmed up for her first tournament as a Top 100 player.
Heather Watson's first round opponent was No.15 seed Chanelle Scheepers. Watson won, 63 75.
Peng Shuai chatted with Daniela Hantuchova as the two players warmed up for the AEGON Classic.
Former Top 15 player Zheng Jie hit a backhand to No.11 seed Yaroslava Shvedova in her opener.
Aravane Rezai, this week's No.8 seed, smiled as she faced Olga Govortsova in her first match.
In her first match as a Top 20 player, Peng Shuai snuck past British qualifier Naomi Broady.
Arina Rodionova, young sister of Anastasia, scored a shock 64 62 upset of top seed Kaia Kanepi.
Daniela Hantuchova warming up. Hantuchova would dispatch Sorana Cirstea in her opener, 60 63.
No.2 seed Ana Ivanovic was ruthless against Anna Tatishvili in her first match. She won, 61 60.
Ana Ivanovic, a former No.1 and French Open champion, met the British press after her victory.