Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan handed Eastbourne wild cards

British trio Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan have been awarded wild cards for next week’s Nature Valley International at Eastbourne.

Watson is a two-time semi-finalist at Devonshire Park, including last year, and she will hope past success can inspire her to rediscover her best form ahead of Wimbledon.

The 26-year-old said: “It’s great to be back playing on home soil, and I’m really looking forward to coming back to Eastbourne.

“I’ve had some great results at Devonshire Park over the years and I’m going to do my best to make the most out of this wild-card opportunity.”

Dart has been rewarded for her good progress this year, which has seen her break into the top 200 for the first time. The 21-year-old was a semi-finalist on grass at Surbiton earlier this month and is through to the quarter-finals in Ilkley.

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