British tennis hopes at Eastbourne

Great Britain's Laura Robson in action at last year's Aegon International Credit: Press Association Images

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.'