Clijsters, Wozniacki to play Eastbourne

Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki will begin their grass-court

seasons at Eastbourne.

Clijsters celebrated her return to professional tennis

following a two-year layoff with victory at the 2009 U.S. Open,

where the 26-year-old Belgian beat Wozniacki in the final.

Clijsters, who won the title at Eastbourne in 2005, said the

tournament would provide her with solid preparation for Wimbledon.

The fourth-ranked Wozniacki won her first grass-court title

in Eastbourne last year. The 19-year-old Dane said she’s looking

forward to defending her title at Devonshire Park.

The event begins June 12.