Aegon Classic: Britain's Katie Swan to make WTA tour debut

Katie Swan
Aegon Championships
Venue: Aegon Classic, Birmingham Dates: 15-21 June
Coverage: Regular updates on the BBC Sport website and Radio 5 live.

Britain's Katie Swan will make her WTA tour debut at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham which starts on Monday.

The Australian Open girls' runner-up will face former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round.

Swan, 16, was given a wildcard for the tournament alongside fellow Britons Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta.

British number one Heather Watson is in the draw alongside defending champion Ana Ivanovic and top seed Simona Halep.

Jelena Jankovic, Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka will also play at the pre-Wimbledon tournament at Edgbaston Priory.

However, losing French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn.

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