2
0
1

Upcoming Tournaments

The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 29 - Jul 12
Bucharest Open - Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest Open - Bucharest, Roma...

Bucharest, ROMANIA
Jul 13 - Jul 19
Collector Swedish Open

Collector Swedish Open

Bastad, SWEDEN
Jul 13 - Jul 19
NÜRNBERGER GASTEINLADIES 2015

NÜRNBERGER GASTEINLADIES 2015

Bad Gastein, AUSTRIA
Jul 20 - Jul 26
TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

Istanbul, TURKEY
Jul 20 - Jul 26
2015 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

2015 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Nanchang, CHINA
Jul 27 - Aug 02
Aegon Classic Birmingham

Aegon Classic Birmingham

Birmingham, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 15 - Jun 21

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $665,900
Surface: Grass
Director: Patrick Hughesman
Many WTA stars descend upon the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, Britain's most populated city outside of London, to compete for the Maud Watson Trophy and to prepare for Wimbledon.

Previous winners include Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King - who was Birmingham's inaugural champion in 1982 and collected the last of her 67 Open Era singles titles here in 1983 - and more recently, Jelena Jankovic, Li Na, Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova, who in 2004 became the only player to capture Birmingham and Wimbledon in the same year. Pam Shriver has the most titles in tournament history, having secured four consecutive from 1984 to 1987. Larisa Neiland leads in doubles with six titles.

The Aegon Classic, which was upgraded from International to Premier level in 2013, is hosted less than a mile from the Birmingham city center at the Edgbaston Priory Club, a 12-acre private members facility that includes 29 tennis courts and 10 squash courts. It is one of the country's largest and most popular racquet and leisure clubs. On top of that, the origins of the modern game of lawn tennis are believed to have started in Edgbaston as early as 1859.
Read more

Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Angelique Kerber Carla Suárez Navarro / Garbiñe Muguruza
2014 Ana Ivanovic Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2013 Daniela Hantuchova Casey Dellacqua / Ashleigh Barty
2012 Melanie Oudin Su-Wei Hsieh / Timea Babos
2011 Sabine Lisicki Olga Govortsova / Alla Kudryavtseva
2010 Na Li Cara Black / Lisa Raymond
Previous Winners

News

All news
1

Photos

All photos
1

Videos

All videos
1
Subscribe

News

  • Video: The Hot Shots Of Birmingham

    June 22, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Kristina Mladenovic made the highlight reel from the Aegon Classic Birmingham - watch all the best hot shots in one awesome video here on wtatennis.com!
  • Kerber's Big Step Toward Singapore

    June 22, 2015
    Angelique Kerber made a critical move up the Road To Singapore leaderboard after winning her third Premier-level title of the year in Birmingham. What's she at now?
  • Kerber Edges Pliskova & Wins Birmingham

    June 21, 2015
    Angelique Kerber withstood more than 50 winners to edge WTA Rising Star Karolina Pliskova, lift the Aegon Classic Birmingham title and hang on to her spot in the Top 10.
  • Third Time Lucky For Muguruza & Suárez

    June 21, 2015
    Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro put finals losses in Dubai and Madrid behind them to win their first WTA doubles title of the year at the Aegon Classic Birmingham.
  • Pliskova A Win Away From Top 10

    June 20, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Karolina Pliskova is one win away from breaking into the Top 10 - she'll play Angelique Kerber in the final of the Aegon Classic Birmingham on Sunday.
  • Mladenovic's Long Path To The Top

    June 20, 2015
    After winning the French Open junior title, there were high hopes for Kristina Mladenovic and now the 22-year-old WTA Rising Star is starting to deliver on her potential.
  • On The Rise: Michelle Larcher De Brito

    June 20, 2015
    Watching her game and wins over top players like Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic, it's hard to believe she's only ranked No.135 - but she might not be there for long.
  • Kerber & Lisicki Survive Day Of Upsets

    June 19, 2015
    After WTA Rising Stars took out Simona Halep and Carla Suárez Navarro, a pair of Germans restored some order on Quarterfinal Friday at the Aegon Classic Birmingham.
To The Top
8
Subscribe

Photos

  • Birmingham Gallery: The Best Of Finals Day

    June 15, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic put in a classic performance en route to her first WTA grass court title at the Aegon Classic.
  • Birmingham Gallery: Grass Court Masterclass

    June 14, 2014
    The stars of the WTA have been showing off their grass court prowess all week at the Aegon Classic - see 15 of the best pics from the Premier-level event here.
  • Birmingham Gallery: Dani Vs Donna

    June 16, 2013
    Daniela Hantuchova and Donna Vekic played each other for the very first time in the final of the Aegon Classic on Sunday - in a battle between youth and experience, it was experience that triumphed.
  • Birmingham Gallery: Chocolate Heaven

    June 14, 2013
    Johanna Konta, Tamira Paszek and Urszula Radwanska are among the WTA stars keeping up appearances off the court in Birmingham, making - and sampling - the goods at Cadbury World.
  • Birmingham Gallery: Ann Jones Centre Court

    June 11, 2013
    An all-star doubles exhibition took place in Birmingham to christen the newly-named Ann Jones Centre Court. Ann Jones herself was present - who are the four players in the exhibition?
  • Birmingham Gallery: Gorillas & Bracelets

    June 11, 2013
    The WTA stars have been shining off of the court in Birmingham, including Tamira Paszek judging best dressed window displays and Heather Watson visiting a very special charity. Check it out!
  • Birmingham Gallery: Gloomy Mondays...

    June 11, 2012
    Fun has begun off the court at the AEGON Classic, but Monday was a gloomy day on the court.
To The Top
7
Subscribe

Videos

To The Top
8

Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Angelique Kerber Carla Suárez Navarro / Garbiñe Muguruza
2014 Ana Ivanovic Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears
2013 Daniela Hantuchova Casey Dellacqua / Ashleigh Barty
2012 Melanie Oudin Su-Wei Hsieh / Timea Babos
2011 Sabine Lisicki Olga Govortsova / Alla Kudryavtseva
2010 Na Li Cara Black / Lisa Raymond
2009 Magdalena Rybarikova Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2008 Kateryna Bondarenko Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2007 Jelena Jankovic Chia-Jung Chuang / Yung-Jan Chan
2006 Vera Zvonareva Jelena Jankovic / Na Li
2005 Maria Sharapova Daniela Hantuchova / Ai Sugiyama
2004 Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova / Maria Kirilenko
2003 Magdalena Maleeva Els Callens / Meilen Tu
2002 Jelena Dokic Shinobu Asagoe / Els Callens
2001 Nathalie Tauziat Cara Black / Elena Likhovtseva
2000 Lisa Raymond Rachel McQuillan / Lisa McShea
1999 Julie Halard-Decugis Corina Morariu / Larisa Neiland
1998 Steffi Graf Els Callens / Julie Halard-Decugis
1997 Nathalie Tauziat Katrina Adams / Larisa Neiland
1996 Meredith McGrath Linda Wild / Elizabeth Smylie
1995 Zina Garrison Manon Bollegraf / Rennae Stubbs
1994 Lori McNeil Zina Garrison / Larisa Neiland
1993 Lori McNeil Lori McNeil / Martina Navratilova
1992 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy Lori McNeil / Rennae Stubbs
1991 Martina Navratilova Nicole Bradtke / Elizabeth Smylie
1990 Zina Garrison Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1989 Martina Navratilova Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1988 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1987 Pam Shriver Belinda Cordwell / Anne Harris
1986 Pam Shriver Elise Burgin / Rosalyn Nideffer
1985 Pam Shriver Terry Holladay / Sharon Walsh
1984 Pam Shriver Leslie Allen / Anne White
1983 Billie Jean King Billie Jean King / Sharon Walsh
1982 Billie Jean King Jo Durie / Anne Hobbs
To The Top