Reigning champion Donna Vekic will join British primary Johanna Konta at the Nottingham Open this summer season.
The Croatian world quantity 50 precipitated an upset by recovering from a set down to beat the home favourite in the 2017 closing at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
“I’m so excited to be returning,” mentioned Vekic, 21. “It was such an incredible feeling to win the event.”
The Nottingham Open takes place from 9-17 June with a mixed event for women and men.
Tournament director, Rebecca James, mentioned having each of final season’s girls’s finalists for the pre-Wimbledon occasion was “great news”.
“Last year’s spectacular final between these two talented players in front of a sell-out crowd was the perfect ending to the tournament,” James added.
“With the Friday, Saturday and Sunday all sold out, we saw record attendances and hope to build on this success for 2018 with another star-studded player field.”