The Manchester Masters tournament will be a grass event and will take place during the first week of the Wimbledon Championships in June.
Anders Borg, tournament director said: "We're delighted to announce that there will be a new Manchester tennis tournament. It will be a legend's, round robin tournament and will signal the return of top-class international tennis to Manchester. The city has a pedigree for professional sport and we are proud to be bringing tennis back to another major UK city,"
Headline names confirmed for this year's Manchester Masters, include the former Wimbledon winners Martina Hingis and Richard Krajicek.
Hingis, who announced her retirement from the game in 2007, has sparked interest recently by declaring she is not ruling out a comeback to the professional doubles circuit.
She will play alongside another fellow champion, Richard Krajicek, who won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1996, after spectacularly defeating Pete Sampras in the quarterfinals of the tournament.Source: paversmith.co.uk
YAY! Best. news. ever.*does a happy dance*
Boy is Martina a busy bee. Glad to see she's got the tennis bug again, I wonder what made her change her mind about playing on the tour.
Yes it's not singles but it's the next best thing. When it comes to Martina I'll take whatever I can get (pathetic as that may seem *lol*).
Doubles are certainly less taxing on the body, who knows she may just add a few more trophies on to her already impressive collection.