Tennis legend Virginia Wade has just confirmed she will be attending in the Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament 2013.
Wade, who is famous as the last British tennis player to win a Grand Slam title after winning Wimbledon in 1977, returns as the ambassador for the event at Liverpool’s Calderstones Park for a second consecutive year as part of the Legends line up.
She says: “I am really looking forward to coming back to Liverpool. Last year’s tournament was a great event – both on and off court. It is always wonderful to visit Liverpool, such a beautiful and exciting city.”
Tournament Director, Anders Borg said: “Virginia Wade is one of the great iconic figures of British tennis, and I’m delighted to be welcoming her to Liverpool this summer.
Wade will be joining a star line up of tennis greats already confirmed for the tournament such Fabrice Santoro , Peter Fleming , Peter McNamamra, Anders Jarryd, Jounes Alanoui , barry cowan and former Wimbeldon referee Alan Mills.
It is really shaping up for an amazing line up at this summer’s tournament, and still have lots more ATP and WTA players due to be announced later this month.