There are five WTA grass court events in the leadup to Wimbledon - here’s where the Top 20 will be in action in the upcoming weeks.
WTA Staff
June 12, 2019

After a clay season full of twists and surprises, the WTA tour now shakes off the red dust and heads to the grass season.

There are five events on the schedule leading up to Wimbledon - including two Premier events - and 17 of the WTA’s current Top 20 players will be in action.

Here's where the Top 20 are scheduled to play on grass:

1. Naomi Osaka: Birmingham, Wimbledon
2. Ashleigh Barty: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
3. Karolina Pliskova: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
4. Kiki Bertens: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
5. Petra Kvitova: Wimbledon
6. Angelique Kerber: Mallorca, Wimbledon
7. Elina Svitolina: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
8. Simona Halep: Eastbourne, Wimbledon
9. Sloane Stephens: Eastbourne, Wimbledon
10. Aryna Sabalenka: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
11. Serena Williams: Wimbledon
12. Anastasija Sevastova: Mallorca, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
13. Belinda Bencic: Mallorca, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
14. Caroline Wozniacki: Eastbourne, Wimbledon
15. Wang Qiang: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
16. Marketa Vondrousova: Eastbourne, Wimbledon
17. Madison Keys: Wimbledon
18. Johanna Konta: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
19. Julia Goerges: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon
20. Anett Kontaveit: Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova (Getty Images)
Petra Kvitova is the defending champion in Birmingham. (Getty Images)

Updated June 12:
Karolina Pliskova has been awarded a wildcard into Birmingham, while Petra Kvitova was forced to withdraw citing a continuing left forearm injury. Simona Halep has also accepted a wildcard into Eastbourne.

Barring any last-minute wildcards, Simona Halep, Serena Williams and Madison Keys will all arrive in Wimbledon with no matches on grass. Originally scheduled in Birmingham and Eastbourne, Keys pulled out of both citing a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Marketa Vondrousova has pulled out of Birmingham to rest after her French Open run, and will look to kick off her grass season in Eastbourne. Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty, on the other hand, will be contesting both Premier events in the leadup to Wimbledon.

For reference, here’s who lifted the silverware at these events last season:

Nottingham: Ashleigh Barty
‘s-Hertogenbosch: Aleksandra Krunic
Birmingham: Petra Kvitova
Mallorca: Tatjana Maria
Eastbourne: Caroline Wozniacki
Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber