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With some of the world's best players taking part, and a record number of British women making the first round, organisers of Barnstaple's international tennis tournament say they're delighted to be back.
Seth Conway reports:
Top seed Switzerland's Romina Oprandi (far end) is on her way to victory in the first round of the Aegon Pro Series in Barnstaple. Eight British women have lined up in the main draw this year.
Round one of the $75000 Aegon Pro Series tennis tournament at Barnstaple starts this afternoon [Wednesday]. An incredible seven British women are in the main draw with a further two through to the final round of qualifying this morning.
The tournament runs until Sunday and champion GB'a Anne Keothavong is back to defend her singles and doubles titles.