WTA to add extra grass court tournament in 2015

The Associated Press
WTA to add extra grass court tournament in 2015
The net is pulled down, as ground staff pull rain covers onto the Centre Court, as rain interupts play on the seventh day of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships, at Wimbledon, Monday, June 30, 2003.(AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

LONDON (AP) -- The WTA says it will add an extra grass-court tournament in Nottingham, England, to its calendar from 2015 to give players more time to gear up for Wimbledon.

The ATP and WTA tours had previously announced that the break between the French Open and Wimbledon will be increased to three weeks rather than two starting in 2015.

Nottingham will join s'Hertogenbosch, Birmingham and Eastbourne in the list of warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon.