The 2012 Eastbourne Open is joint WTA women’s and ATP Tour men’s tennis tournament held in Great Britain each year. The WTA event is one of six Premier 600 category tournaments and the men’s event is one of 41 ATP Tour 250 category tournaments this year. The official name of Eastbourne due to title sponsorship naming rights is the AEGON International.
The 2012 tournament is being held at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, Great Britain. The court surface is grass and the centre court seating capacity is 5,000. The women’s tournament is being held for the 37th time although not consecutively, after being first staged in 1974. The men’s tournament was first held in 1996 and being held for the 17th consecutive year.
This tournament runs from Saturday 16 June to Saturday 23 June. The qualifying singles events are being held on Saturday and Sunday June 16 and 17. The main draw singles event runs from Monday 18 June through to the Women’s and Men’s Singles Finals day on Saturday 23 June.
The 2011 women’s singles champion was No.6 seed Marion BARTOLI who defeated No.5 seed Petra KVITOVA in the final 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 to win her sixth WTA singles title and first Eastbourne and grass court title.
The 2011 men’s singles champion was the unseeded Andreas SEPPI who defeated No.3 seed Janko TIPSAREVIC in the final 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 5-3 retired to win his first ATP singles title.
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