The Birmingham tennis tournament is a warm up grass court tennis event for the ladies before the main event, the tennis grand slam on grass that is Wimbledon. The winner of the last couple of years is the popular Maria Sharapova.
Here are some quotes from the Birmingham tennis tournament:
"I barely saw any men out there today. I think they were all in the pub"
On playing tennis at the same time as England's world cup game vs Trinidad and Tobago
"It seems like I have played so long, but hopefully in a few years that record will be even better. I look forward to achieving more."
Sharapova again, this time on her impressive tennis match winning statistics to date.
"My tennis always come together on grass."
Sharapova likes playing on grass ever since winning her grand slam tennis title on Wimbledon (her only grand slam event win to date when she beat Serena Williams breaking several years of Williams sisters domination on the green stuff of Wimbledon)