April 25, 2017 / 1:31 PM / 3 months ago

Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

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Mar 25, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates after winning match point against Shuai Zhang of China (not pictured) on day five of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Muguruza won 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.

The Spanish player, beaten by Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, is one of four current top-10 players on the entry list for the June 17-25 event.

Britain's Johanna Konta, defending Birmingham champion Madison Keys and former French Open runner-up Simona Halep will also be involved at the Edgbaston Priory Club.

The Aegon Classic is one of two WTA Premier level grasscourt tournaments leading up to Wimbledon, with the Eastbourne championships taking place the week after.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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