Viking Eastbourne International 2021 Tournament Preview
The Viking Eastbourne International is a WTA 500 event on the women’s side and is part of the ATP 250 series on the men’s side. The grass court tournament is played in the week before Wimbledon.
Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick all feature on a prestigious list of former champions.
The tournament has been part of the WTA Tour since 1974, and was introduced as an ATP event in 2009.
The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, while a record 51,641 attended the 2019 championships. Taylor Fritz and Karolina Pliskova are the defending champions.
Here, Tennishead previews the 2021 Viking Eastbourne International.
When will the tournament be held?
The tournament will run from June 21 – 26. You can find out where to watch the event on our watch guide.
Who will play?
The WTA main draw will feature 32 players, while the ATP draw will include 28.
The eight seeds on the women’s side are all ranked in the top 20 – with five being top 10 players.
World No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka is the top seed, while Elina Svitolina, Bianca Andreescu, Iga Swiatek and Pliskova make up the top five seeds.
Belinda Bencic, Elise Mertens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova round up the seeds. Sofia Kenin and Johanna Konta have withdrawn.
The men’s draw features five top 30 players – with world No. 16 Gael Monfils the top seed.
Alex De Minaur, Aslan Karatsev, Lorenzo Sonego, Nikoloz Basliashvili, Reilly Opelka and Albert Ramos-Vinolas are the other seeded ATP players.
Marin Cilic, Fritz, Filip Krajinovic, Benoit Paire, and Stan Wawrinka have all pulled out.
Where is it held?
The event will be played at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, England.
Ranking points breakdown, Men’s Singles
Winner – 250 points
Runner-up – 150 points
Semi-finals – 90 points
Quarter-finals – 45 points
Round of 16 – 20 points
Round of 28 – 0 points
Prize money breakdown, Men’s Singles
Winner – €53,680
Runner-up – €38,485
Semi-finals – €27,400
Quarter-finals – €18,265
Round of 16 – €11,740
Round of 28 – €7,065
Ranking points breakdown, Women’s Singles
Winner – 470 points
Runner-up – 305 points
Semi-finals – 185 points
Quarter-finals – 100 points
Round of 16 – 55 points
Round of 32 – 1 point
Prize money breakdown, Women’s Singles
Winner – €57,544
Runner-up – €42, 799
Semi-finals – €27,190
Quarter-finals – €11,581
Round of 16 – €6,231
Round of 32 – €4,867
Can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets here.
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