Two-time champion Serena Williams is the only notable absentee for this year’s draw as she continues to recover from oral surgery.

There’s a return, however, for Britain’s Johanna Konta, who missed the Billie Jean King Cup play-offs recently with a knee injury but is back for the clay-court season.

The event comes ahead of next month’s French Open and represents an opportunity for a number of players to find form and confidence ahead of tennis’ second Grand Slam of the year. Read More