British number three Konta’s recent improvement has seen her win seven ITF titles and move to world number 166. She is currently in action at the AEGON Trophy in Nottingham, and has reached the semi-finals of the ITF event.
Patrick Hughesman, tournament director for the Aegon Classic, said: “The wildcards have provided us with an opportunity for us to support the British players, allowing them to go straight in the main draw, without having to go through qualifying.
“We’ve got a really strong player field this year and we’re looking forward to seeing some great matches taking place during the week.”
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