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Worlds best tennis players in Barnstaple tournament

The biggest women's tennis tournament in our region is underway in Barnstaple, the GB Pro-Series is taking place at the Tarka Tennis Centre.

Many of the world's best tennis players are taking part, including the former British number one Heather Watson.

And the mother of Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray is also there in her role as British women's captain.

Judy Murray at the AEGON pro series Barnstaple

The British Federation Cup captain Judy Murray has been at the AEGON pro series Barnstaple this morning.

The mother of British number one Andy Murray is in North Devon to watch the players who might make up part of her Fed cup team next year.

Judy Murray has been at the AEGON pro series Barnstaple this morning Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Nine British players are taking part along with a number of others hoping to qualify for the Barnstaple tournament.

Ms Murray also commented on the great facilities for indoor tennis in North Devon.

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Tennis tournament gets underway in Barnstaple

AEGON pro series is the richest tennis tournament in Britain outside of the grass court season Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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Barnstaple Tennis Tournament begins

Aegon Pro Series tennis tournament Credit: ITV West Country

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.

First round of tennis tournament begins today

Action from the final round of qualifying this morning. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Round one of the $75000 Aegon Pro Series tennis tournament at Barnstaple starts this afternoon.

An incredible seven British women are in the main draw with a further two through to the final round of qualifying.

The tournament runs until Sunday and Great Britain's Anne Keothavong is back to defend her singles and doubles titles.