Kuznetsova gets Eastbourne wildcard

Fri, 04 Jun 17:36:00 2010

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova will try and rediscover her form in time for Wimbledon at the Eastbourne International after being awarded a wildcard.

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Kuznetsova, whose defence of her French Open crown ended in the third round, won the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event in 2004 and says she is looking forward to a return.

"I am delighted to have been awarded this wildcard to Eastbourne," she said . "It's such a great tournament and it brings back good memories after my victory there in 2004.

"The grass courts are fantastic and it provides excellent preparation for Wimbledon."

Fellow Russian Elena Dementieva pulled out of the tournament after aggravating a calf injury in her French Open semi-final defeat on Thursday.

French Open women's final: Saturday 1.30pm LIVE on British Eurosport (Sky 410 / Virgin 521) & on the Eurosport Player.

Reuters

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