The AEGON pro series Barnstaple tournament has got underway this morning.
The competition at the Tarka Tennis centre is the richest tennis tournament in Britain outside of the grass court season and the ATP finals in London. Heather Watson starts her singles campaign tomorrow but will play doubles this evening.
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.
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.