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The 2018 Birmingham Classic (also known as the Nature Valley Classic for sponsorship reasons) was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts. It was the 37th edition of the event, and a Premier tournament on the 2018 WTA Tour. It took place at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, on 18–24 June 2018.[1]

2018 Birmingham Classic
Date18–24 June
Edition37th
CategoryWTA Premier
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$846,000
SurfaceGrass
LocationBirmingham, England
VenueEdgbaston Priory Club
Champions
Singles
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / France Kristina Mladenovic
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Contents

Points and prize moneyEdit

Point distributionEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 321 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Women's singles 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
Women's doubles 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize moneyEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q3 Q2 Q1
Women's singles $163,085 $86,840 $46,345 $24,880 $13,311 $6,398 $3,791 $2,021 $1,122
Women's doubles * $50,876 $27,155 $14,845 $7,562 $4,098 N/A N/A N/A N/A

1Qualifiers prize money is also the Round of 32 prize money.
*per team

Singles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Rank1 Seed
  ESP Garbiñe Muguruza 3 1
  UKR Elina Svitolina 5 2
  CZE Karolína Plíšková 7 3
  CZE Petra Kvitová 8 4
  GER Julia Görges 13 5
  RUS Daria Kasatkina 14 6
  BEL Elise Mertens 15 7
  USA CoCo Vandeweghe 16 8
  • 1 Rankings as of June 11, 2018.

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament

Doubles main draw entrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
  HUN Tímea Babos   FRA Kristina Mladenovic 12 1
  CZE Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková   CZE Barbora Strýcová 12 2
  TPE Latisha Chan   CAN Gabriela Dabrowski 15 3
  CZE Barbora Krejčíková   CZE Kateřina Siniaková 17 4
  • 1 Rankings as of June 11, 2018.

Other entrantsEdit

The following pair received a wildcard into the doubles main draw:

ChampionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nature Valley Open Overview". www.wtatennis.com. WTA Tour.

External linksEdit