The Eastbourne International is a tennis tournament on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour and the ATP Tour held at the Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom. Held since 1974, it is classified as a WTA Premier tournament on the WTA Tour and an ATP Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour. The tournament is played on outdoor grass courts, and is generally considered a “warm-up” for the Wimbledon Grand Slam event, which begins the following week.
It was originally just part of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, but from 2009 it was introduced as an ATP Tour event. It replaced the Nottingham Grass court tournament from 2009–2014. Nottingham returned for 2015–2016 with no ATP Tour event in Eastbourne, however Eastbourne replaced the Nottingham event again from 2017 onwards. As of 2021, it is sponsored by Viking Cruises, with past sponsors including Nature Valley and AEGON.
The 2022 Eastbourne International will be played in five rounds for both ATP men and WTA women. These are rounds 1 to 3 followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. Here is the schedule for the competition.
|WTA 1st round||June 19|
|ATP and WTA 1st Round||June 20|
|ATP and WTA 2nd Round||June 21|
|ATP 2nd Round and WTA 3rd Round||June 22|
|ATP and WTA Quarter-Finals||June 23|
|ATP and WTA Semi-Finals||June 24|
|ATP and WTA Finals||June 25|
The 2022 Rothesay International Eastbourne will be broadcast on TV across BBC and Amazon Prime for women’s matches, while men’s matches will be broadcast only on Amazon Prime.
The total prize money for the 2022 tournament will be €697,405 for the ATP tournament and $757,900 for the WTA tournament.