The Aegon Classic tennis tournament gets underway at the Edgbaston Priory Club today, featuring five of the top 20 ranked women in the world.
World number 7, Jelena Jankovic tops the list, along with fellow Serb star Ana Ivanovic, and a host of other big names from around the world.
The tournament is one of the main warm up competitions for the Wimbledon Championships. Daniela Hantuchova won last year's singles tournament.
It runs until 15 June, when there will be a charity exhibition match - 'Rally for Bally', to raise money for the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, after former British number 1, Elena Baltacha, died from cancer last month.
Martina Navratilova, Anne Keothavong, Jamie Murray and Tim Henman will take part in the charity contest.
Heather Watson who's 22-years-old has been given a wild card to the grass court tournament at this weeks Aegon Classic at Edgbaston Priory in Birmingham.
It is seen as vital preparation in the run-up to this year's Wimbledon.
Two years ago Watson made the last sixteen in this competition, and last month she won the Prague Open.