British tennis players will be hoping for success this week at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Laura Robson and Elena Baltacha will play qualifiers in the first round, whilst local hope Johanna Konta will face world no 44 Su-Wei Hsieh.
She said: 'As tennis players, the number of weeks we spend at home is very limited so to play a tournament in my home town is a great feeling. When there is a good crowd out there you can feed off their energy, so it's a really good feeling to play in front of people from my home town.'
More top news
Special bus timetables will apply over the Christmas holiday in the Reading area
House prices in the south-east are expected to rise by 5% in 2015, fuelled by the recent change in Stamp Duty tax rules
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region